• Jerzy Grotowski

    Jerzy Grotowski

    Jerzy Marian Grotowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjɛʐɨ ˈmarjan grɔˈtɔfskʲi]; 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 Eugène 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.

  • Jerzy

    Jerzy is the Polish version of the masculine given name George. The most common nickname for "Jerzy" is "Jurek" (Polish: [ˈjurɛk ]), which may also be used as an official first name.

  • Jerzy Dzik

    Jerzy Dzik (born 25 February 1950) is a Polish paleontologist.

  • Jerzy Kowalewski

    Jerzy Kowalewski

    Jerzy Kowalewski (born 6 May 1944) is a retired Polish diver. He competed in the 3 m springboard and 10 m platform at the 1960 and 1968 Summer Olympics with the best achievement of 15th place in the platform in 1960. He won a bronze medal in the platform at the 1966 European Aquatics Championships. Nationally, he won six titles in the springboard (1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967) and six in the platform (1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970).

  • Wojciech Jerzy Has

    Wojciech Jerzy Has (1 April 1925, Kraków – 3 October 2000, Łódź ) was a Polish film director, screenwriter and film producer.

  • Jerzy Szczakiel

    Jerzy Szczakiel (born 29 January 1949, in Grudzice, Poland) is a retired Speedway rider. He is one of two Polish nationals to win the Speedway World Championship, the other being 2010 World champion Tomasz Gollob.

  • Jerzy Treder

    Jerzy Treder (14 April 1942 – 2 April 2015) was a Polish philologist and linguist, focusing on Kashubian studies, among other interests. He was born in Biała Rzeka, Rumia, Poland . In 1987-1990 he was deputy director of the Institute of Polish Philology, Gdansk University.

  • Jerzy Turonek

    Jerzy Turonek

    Jerzy Turonek (Belarusian: Юры Туронак, Jury Turonak, April 26, 1929 – January 2, 2019) was a Polish-Belarusian historian. He was born in Dukszty into the family of West Belarusian political activist Bronisław Turonek in the Second Polish Republic's Wilno Voivodeship.

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