Less than three months after the marriage of prominent 'Young Poland' playwright Lucjan Rydel and his wife Jadwiga Mikołajczyk in Bronowice, his good friend, Stanisław Wyspiański, was inspired to create the most important work of his career - Wesele (ENG: The Wedding), which on premiered on stage on March 16, 1901. To this day, Wesele is interpreted as a metaphor for Polish history, and the way that turn-of-the-century Poland viewed themselves in terms of social relations, patriotism, neglect, fears, desires and national identity. Refering to a straw-wrap cane (PL: chochoły) that becomes animate and interacts with the wedding guests, W chocholim tańcu (ENG: Dancing the Chochoły) at The Cross House in Kraków tackles Wyspiański's vision for his play and the subsequent theatrical productions tasked with bringing his drama to the stage. In addition, the exhibition considers the reflection of how Poles viewed themselves in the characters and themes of the play and their reactions in 1901 compared to more recent productions in the 21st century.
Open 10:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Wed, Thu.Mar 172021
- Dec 212021