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Krzysztof Warlikowski

Krzysztof Warlikowski was born in Szczecin in 1962. He has studied History, Philosophy and Roman Philology at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, History of Greek Theater at Ecole Pratique Des Hautes Etudes En Sorbonne in Paris and Stage Directing at National School of Drama in Cracow. In 1992 he has made the adaptation and directed Fiodor Dostoievsky's White Nights which was presented during Peter Brook's workshop in Cracow. Between 1992-93 he worked with Peter Brook as assistant director on Claude Debussy's Impressions de Pelleas for Buffes du Nord in Paris and participated in Brook's workshop organised by Wienner Festwochen in Wienna. The same year he has also worked with Krystian Lupa as assistant director on R.M. Rilke's Malte for Stary Teatr in Cracow.

Known as the director of Shakespeare: he directed plays by Shakespeare for both Polish and foreign theatres: The Merchant of Venice for Teatr Horzycy in Torun, Poland (1994), The Winter's Tale for Teatr Nowy in Poznan, Poland (1997), Hamlet for Beit Zvi, Tel Aviv (1997), The Taming of The Shrew for Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw (1998), Pericles for Piccolo Teatro in Milano (1998), The Twelfth Night (1999) and The Tempest (2000) for Staatstheater in Stuttgart, Le songe d'une nuit d'ete for Theatre de Nice (2003) and Mackbeth for Staatstheater in Hanover for Festival Theater Formen (2004).

Other performances by Warlikowski include: E. Labiche's L' affaire de la rue Lourcine for National School of Drama in Wroclaw in 1993 (translation and direction), H. von Kleist's The Marquise of the O for Stary Teatr in Cracow in 1993 (adaptation and direction), R. Sirera's El veneno del teatro for Teatr Nowy in Poznan in 1994, K. Mann's Vergittertes Fenster in a production Ludwig - Tod eines Koenigs for Kammerspiele, Hamburg in 1994 (adaptation and direction), B.M. Koltes' Roberto Zucco for Teatr Nowy in Poznan in 1995, F. Kafka's The Trial for Beit Zvi, Tel Aviv in 1995 (adaptation and direction), M. Visniec's Clown Wanted for Stary Teatr in Cracow in 1996 (translation and direction), Sophocle's Electra for Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw in 1996, W. Gombrowicz's Tancerz mecenasa Kraykowskiego for The Festival of Witold Gombrowicz in Radom for Teatr Powszechny in Radom in 1997, B.M. Koltes' Quai Ouest for Gavela in Zagreb in 1998, Euripides' The Phoenician Women for Beer Shaeva in Israel in 1998, B.M. Koltes' Quai Ouest for Teatr Studio in Warsaw in 1998, Roxanna Panufnik's opera The Music Programme G. Verdi's Don Carlos for Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa in Warsaw in 2000, Pawed Mykietyn's Ignorant and Madman based upon Th. Bernard for Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa in Warsaw in 2001, Martin Padding's Tatooed Tongues for Festival WARSZAWSKA JESIEN - Opera Narodowa in Warsaw in 2001, M. Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu for Schauspiel Bonn, Festival Theater der Welt in 2002 (adaptation and direction), K.Penderecki Ubu Rex for Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa in Warsaw in 2003 and Andrew Bovell's Speaking in tongues for Tonnelgroep Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam in 2004.

In 1999 he began his cooperation with TR Warszawa, where he has directed several performances like W. Shakespeare's Hamlet in 1999, Euripides' Bacchantes in 2001, Sarah Kane's Cleansed (co-production of Teatr Wspólczesny, Wroclaw, Teatr Polski, Poznan and TR Warszawa) in 2002, Shakespeare's The Tempest in 2003 and The Dybbuk based on Szymon Anski's drama and a short story by Hanna Krall (co-production of Teatr Wspólczesny, Wroclaw and TR Warszawa) in 2003.