"Balladyna" by Słowacki, director: Adam Hanuszkiewicz

Renard Dudley1974

Theatre Institute in Warsaw

Theatre Institute in Warsaw
Warszaw, Poland

"Balladyna" by Słowacki, director: Adam Hanuszkiewicz, stage design: Marcin Jarnuszkiewicz; Bożena Dykiel (Goplana). “Balladyna” – the most renowned performance of Adam Hanuszkiewicz’s National Theatre was seen by a record number of 336,911 spectators. Enchanted by the “multi-styled” and “multi-layered” nature of Słowacki’s masterpiece, the director chose pop culture aesthetics finding the right effects for this romantic play in the theatre machine of the 1970s. Bożena Dykiel as Goplana was wearing a costume stylized to resemble Jane Fonda from “Barbarella” and was riding a Honda motor bike on stage.


  • Title: "Balladyna" by Słowacki, director: Adam Hanuszkiewicz
  • Creator: Renard Dudley
  • Date: 1974
  • Location: Warszawa
  • Original Source: Archiwum Artystyczne Teatru Narodowego

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