The Wedding

dir. by Andrzej Wajda, 1972. Source: Digital Film Repository (CRF) / Zebra Film Studio

The twentieth century began in Polish theatre with Stanisław Wyspiański’s play Wesele [The Wedding]. The play depicts the wedding celebration of a peasant girl with a young intellectual from Kraków, taking place in a peasant house, at which a whole cross-section of Polish society gathers: szlachta nobles, urban bohemians and intellectuals, peasants, and Jews are all represented.

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