Opening Night: 2 March 2000
Author: Molière
Title: The School for Wives
Original Title: L’École des femmes
Translator: Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński
Director:
Jan Englert

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 2 hours 10 min

The School for Wives

director: Jan Englert
set design: Andrzej Kreütz Majewski
music: Maciej Małecki
lighting design: Krzysztof Trzaskowski

Awards and Nominations:

2000 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best theatre director" category for Jan Englert for direction of The School of Wives
2000 – The Andrzej Nardelli Award of Theatre Critics Section of the Association of Polish Stage Artists (ZASP) to Paulina Kinaszewska for the best acting debut of the 1999/2000 season for the role of Agnes
2001 – "The most pleasant actor" award of the VII
National Festival of Pleasant Plays in Łódź to Jan Englert for the role of Arnolphe
2001 – "The most pleasant spectacle" award of the VII National Festival of Pleasant Plays in Łódź

Cast:

Arnolphe, or Mr Rosochacki / conductor Jan Englert
Agnes, a naive young girl raised by Arnolphe / violin II Paulina Kinaszewska / Aneta Todorczuk (as a guest actor from March 3, 2001 to August 31, 2002)
Horace, Agnes's lover / violin I Marcin Przybylski (guest actor)
Grzela, a peasant, Arnolphe's servant / guitar II Emilian Kamiński
Aggy, a peasant woman, Arnolphe's servant / cello Beata Ścibakówna
Chrysalde, Arnolphe's friend / drums Andrzej Blumenfeld
Enrique, Chrysalde's brother-in-law / harpsichord Mirosław Jastrzębski
Oronte, Horace's father and Arnolphe's old friend / Notary / Janitor of the orchestra Jerzy Łapiński
Servant I / guitar I Robert Czebotar (guest actor)
Servant II / clarinet Kacper Kuszewski (guest actor) / Mariusz Głębocki (guest actor)

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Mariusz Bieliński
  • set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Korneliusz Wieczorek
    sound techniciansRafał Barański, Mariusz Maszewski
  • prompter: Alina Wieczorkówna

Gallery:

  • KING LEAR

    King Lear may be Shakespeare's boldest examination of human nature. Jan Englert will play the title role. The premiere of the tragedy directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski will take place on February 24, 2024.

  • WAITING FOR GODOT

    Piotr Cieplak directs Waiting for Godot by Beckett. Is this a classic yet? Does it still have its avant-garde power? And, are we still waiting?


  • FREDRO. THE JUBILEE YEAR

    To celebrate 230 years since Aleksander Fredro's birth, the National Theatre invites you to an evening dedicated to the life and works of Poland’s greatest comedy writer. 

  • TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS

    Vienna in economic crisis and its lost inhabitants; portrait of the society in which fascism is born. Małgorzata Bogajewska directs Ödön von Horváth's 1931 drama.

  • THE THEATRE MAKER

    The play by Thomas Bernhard, one of the most outstanding playwrights of the second half of the 20th century. In the title role – Jerzy Radziwiłowicz. 

  • ALICE'S WONDERLAND

    Have you ever quarreled with the Time or visited a forest where things have no names? The musical performance based on the famous novels by Lewis Carroll. 

  • THE MISANTHROPE

    Jan Englert stages a classic play by Molière. What is Alcest's misanthropy: an uncompromising commitment to the truth or a doomed uprising against social conventions?

  • THE BOOKS OF JACOB

    Staging the most important novel by Polish Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk directed by Michał Zadara. 

  • THE DECALOGUE

    An iconic work of Polish cinema, rethought thirty-five years after its creation. Wojciech Faruga directs The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. 


  • MARY STUART

    Grzegorz Wiśniewski returns to the classic drama about human passions interwoven in a ruthless machinery of history and intrigue.

  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

    Maciej Wojtyszko directs his own play about Baron von Münchhausen, a famous adventurer and swindler.


  • Solidarity with Ukraine | Солідарні з Україною

    The ensemble of the National Theatre stands in solidarity with the Ukrainians who are fighting for the independence of their homeland.

  • TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL

    Complicated love intrigues and music. Piotr Cieplak directs Twelfth Night, or What You Will, one of Shakespeare's most important comedies.


  • PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

    The new theatrical version of the Australian prose classics directed by Lena Frankiewicz. In the role of Mrs Appleyard – Ewa Wiśniewska.


  • SNAKE SKIN

    Artur Urbański directs his own play which main character is Ruth Berlau, one of Bertolt Brecht's closest associates and life companions.


  • SNOW

    Staging of the Young Poland movement modernist drama by Stanisław Przybyszewski – Snow directed by Anna Gryszkówna.


  • AUTUMN SONATA

    A theatrical version of the famous film by Ingmar Bergman directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski. Danuta Stenka as Charlotte.


  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

    How does evil arise that we do not understand?Mother Joan of Angles by Iwaszkiewicz directed by Wojciech Faruga. 


  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

    Virtual exhibition 250 Years of Teatr Narodowy (National Theatre of Poland) is available online at Google Cultural Institute.


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