Production based on a translation by Stanisław Barańczak of William Shakespeare's The Tempest; directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski at the Rozmaitości Theatre in Warsaw.
THE TEMPEST - the last and most enigmatic of Shakespeare's plays - is in rehearsal at Rozmaitości Theatre in Warsaw. The production is being prepared by Krzysztof Warlikowski, whose directing credits include highly lauded productions of HAMLET and Sarah Kane's CLEANSED, as well as the operas DON CARLOS and IGNORANT I SZALENIEC / THE IGNORAMUS AND THE MADMAN. Renowned Polish actor Janusz Gajos will appear on stage at the theatre on Marszałkowska Street in the role of Prospero.
Expectations are that the premiere will prove to be one of the most interesting theatre events. Shakespeare's allegorical drama about culture and civilization, nature and barbarism has fallen into the hands of a director who is sensitive to the subtleties of thought and who simultaneously delights in visually striking stagings. Warlikowski is sure to provide a highly contemporary interpretation of the questions about the significance of moral order that are inscribed in THE TEMPEST. Appearing on stage alongside Gajos will be Stanisława Celińska, Magdalena Cielecka, Andrzej Chyra, and Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik. Warlikowski will once again work with his regular collaborators, with Małgorzata Szczęśniak designing scenery for the production, and Paweł Mykietyn composing the music.
William Shakespeare, BURZA / THE TEMPEST, based on a translation by Stanisław Barańczak; directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Premiere: January 4, 2003 at the Rozmaitości Theatre in Warsaw.