"Kordian" by Słowacki, director: Erwin Axer

Edward Hartwig1956

Theatre Institute in Warsaw

Theatre Institute in Warsaw
Warszaw, Poland

"Kordian" by Słowacki, director: Erwin Axer, stage design: Władysław Daszewski; from the left: Jan Kurnakowicz (The Grand Duke), Janusz Bylczyński (Kuruta).The signature role of the “Grand Duke” by Jan Kurnakowicz (1901–1968) became a legend and went down in the history of theatre. “It was a great, probably the greatest, role the actor played in the great Polish Romantic repertoire ” – wrote Tadeusz Łomnicki.


  • Title: "Kordian" by Słowacki, director: Erwin Axer
  • Creator: Edward Hartwig, Franciszek Myszkowski
  • Date: 1956
  • Location: Warszawa
  • Original Source: Archiwum Artystyczne Teatru Narodowego

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