DOES KRAKOW STAND A CHANCE TO BECOME A FLOURISHING EUROPEAN THEATRE CENTRE? DELIBERATIONS ON KRAKOW'S POTENTIAL IN THE CONTEXT OF THE DISTRICT STRATEGICAL PLAN OF CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN KRAKOW (Polish title below)
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(Polish title: Czy Krakow ma szanse stac sie preznym europejskim osrodkiem teatralnym? Rozwazania na temat potencjalu Krakowa w kontekscie gminnego projektu strategii rozwoju kultury w Krakowie). Looking for the priorities for the strategy for culture development in Krakow, the author presents the potential of contemporary Krakow as a theatre center. Analyzing the situation of municipal theaters, the author pays attention to the rich tradition of the theatre in Krakow, its role in the Polish theater history, the numerous and famous theatre festivals, as well as a rich human potential - prominent and creative Krakow artists (actors, theatre directors, stage designers). She draws attention to the fact that the latter were often forced to act in old, degraded buildings, which had little in common with the standards of the XXI century. After the period of great investment in municipal museums in Krakow, the author thinks that the theatres should now become the most important object of care for the local authorities in this city. Trying to count the private theatres in Krakow, the author pays attention to the great difference between the number of private theaters in Warsaw and Krakow, especially the theatres, which have their own stage. In recent years, the local authorities in Krakow have not shown much interest in the private theater and its projects in this city.
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