“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Opole in Opole Powiat, Poland

Jerzy Grotowski

Jerzy Grotowski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 23, 2018
1. Jerzy Grotowski Marker
Inscription.  (Upper panel:)

Tutaj w latach
działał teatr
13 Rzędów
Jerzego Grotowskiego

(English translation of upper panel:)

Here during the years 1958-1964, Jerzy Grotowski's Theatre of 13 Rows was in operation.


(Lower panel:)

Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999)

Reformator teatru, reźyer, honorowy obywatel Opola.

Theatre reformer, director, honorary citizen of Opole.

Theaterreformator, Regisseur, Ehrenbürger der Stadt Opole.

Location. 50° 40.095′ N, 17° 55.314′ E. Marker is in Opole, Opole, in Opole Powiat. Marker is on Rynek just north of Zamkowa, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rynek 4, Opole 45-016, Poland.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Prince's Burgher House (a few steps from this marker); Dawny Zajazd Pocztowy / Ehemaliger Gasthof / The Old Post Inn

Jerzy Grotowski Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 23, 2018
2. Jerzy Grotowski Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here between the two windows of the left-most building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Opole Third Reich Victims Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Emin Pasha (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Krzysztof Bucki (about 120 meters away); Harcówka Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego / Polish Scouting Association Meeting Room (about 210 meters away); Bank Ludowy / The People's Bank (about 210 meters away); Pope Pius XI (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opole.
Also see . . .  Jerzy Grotowski (Wikipedia). "Jerzy Marian Grotowski (11 August 1933 – 14 January 1999) was an innovative Polish theatre director and theorist whose approaches to acting, training and theatrical production have significantly influenced theatre today. He was born in Rzeszów, in South-eastern Poland in 1933 and studied acting and directing at the Ludwik Solski Academy of Dramatic Arts in Kraków and Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in Moscow. He debuted as a director in 1957 in Kraków with Eugčne Ionesco's play Chairs and shortly afterwards founded a small Laboratory Theatre in 1959 in the town of Opole in Poland. During the 1960s, the company began to tour internationally and his work attracted increasing interest. As his work gained wider acclaim and recognition, Grotowski was invited to work in the United States and he left Poland in 1982. Although the company he founded in Poland closed a few years later in 1984, he continued to teach and direct productions in Europe and America. However, Grotowski became increasingly uncomfortable with the adoption and adaptation of his ideas and practices, particularly in the US. So, at what seemed to be the height of his public profile, he left America and moved to Italy where he established the Grotowski Workcenter in 1985 in Pontedera, near Pisa. At this centre he continued his theatre experimentation and practice and it was here that he continued to direct training and private theatrical events almost in secret for the last twenty years of his life. Suffering from leukemia and a heart condition, he died in 1999 at his home in Pontedera." (Submitted on June 7, 2018.) 
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