Profesor Jerzy Limon – człowiek Renesansu


  • Jacek Fabiszak Zakład Badań nad Tekstami Kultury, Wydział Anglistyki, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

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Jerzy Limon, Shakespeare, theatre, Fencing School


The late Jerzy Limon was a true Renaissance Man, a scholar who made it known to the world that English players of the early 17th century had founded a permament stage in Gdańsk in the so-called “Fencing School”, modelled on the London “Fortune”. Jerzy Limon had a theatre erected in that very spot in 2014: Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, home to many events, especially Shakespeare Festival, which Jerzy Limon launched in the Tricity 1997. Jerzy Limon wrote extensively on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, court masque, contributed significantly to the theory of theatre, especially with his concept of time. He composed fiction, and authored translations (of Shakespeare's and Stoppard's plays). His research and other achievements were widely recognised: among many prestigious honours and prizes that were conferred on him one finds Order of the British Empire and Pragnell Award.