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Kosinski, Jerzy(Encyclopedia)Kosinski, Jerzy jr´z kzn´sk [key], 1933–91, American writer, b. ód, Poland. He taught at the Univ. of ód before emigrating to the United States in 1957. In his best-known novel, ...
Grotowski, Jerzy(Encyclopedia)Grotowski, Jerzy y´zh grôtôf´sk [key], 1933–99, Polish stage director and theatrical theorist. Grotowski was founder and director of the small but influential Polish Laboratory Theatre (19...
Polish literature(Encyclopedia)Polish literature, the literary works of Poland. Early History The early literature of Poland was written in Latin: its chief figures included the historians Martin Gallus (12th cent.) and Jan Dlugosz...
Czartoryski(Encyclopedia)Czartoryski chärtôrs´k [key], Polish princely family. Although of ancient lineage, it rose to prominence only in the 17th cent., and in the 18th cent. during the reign of the Saxon kings of Pol...
directing(Encyclopedia)directing, the art of leading dramatic performances on the stage or in films. The modern theatrical director is in complete charge of all the artistic aspects of a dramatic presentation. It is the dir...
American literature(Encyclopedia)American literature, literature in English produced in what is now the United States of America. Colonial Literature American writing began with the work of English adventurers and colonists in the Ne...
drama, Western(Encyclopedia)drama, Western, plays produced in the Western world. This article discusses the development of Western drama in general; for further information see the various national literature articles. Greek Dra...
Poland(Encyclopedia)Poland, Pol. Polska, officially Republic of Poland, republic (2015 est. pop. 38,265,000), 120,725 sq mi (312,677 sq km), central Europe. It borders on Germany in the west, on the Baltic Sea and the Ka...
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