Józef Szajna (2405 words)

Allen Kuharski (Swarthmore College)
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Józef Szajna (1922—2008) was a noted Polish avant-garde visual artist, scenographer, and stage director. He was a leading member of Poland’s post-World War II theatrical establishment: a prolific designer; the artistic director of several major theaters; the creator of a major body of visually-driven auteur productions; and long the head of the scenography program at Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts (ASP). As a scenographer, Szajna designed a long list of Polish and European plays, both classical and contemporary. He enjoyed a significant international reputation through his retirement from theater in 1982. Along with Tadeusz Kantor (1915—1990) and Leszek Mądzik (b. 1945), Szajna as an auteur</&hellip;

Citation: Kuharski, Allen. "Józef Szajna". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 June 2017 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13827, accessed 02 December 2022.]

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