Shakespeare and Poland

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the programme for ‘Shakespeare and Poland’, a ten-day festival opening on Wednesday 26 June. The festival of performances, music and panel discussions celebrates Poland’s affinity with Shakespeare and marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of artist, playwright and Shakespeare interpreter, Stanisław Wyspiański. Shakespeare’s Globe has commissioned the first translation of Wyspianski’s seminal works, Hamlet Study and The Death of Ophelia, especially for the festival and The Death of Ophelia will receive its world premiere in English in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Memorabilia of General Alfons Maćkowiak bequeathed to Warsaw Museum of Sport and Tourism

Memorabilia of General Alfons Maćkowiak, aka Alan Mack, a Polish Second World War veteran of Operation Market Garden, a legendary instructor of the Silent Unseen at Station 43 in Audley End House and Gardens, and a long-time coach at the Oxford University Athletics Club (OUAC), was bequeathed to the Warsaw Museum of Sport and Tourism.