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Early Days:

   Tadeusz Kantor born in Wielopole Skrzynskie, Galicia (then in Austria-Hungary), Kantor graduated from the Cracow Academy in 1939. During the Nazi occupation of Poland, he founded the Independent Theatre, and served as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow as well as a director of experimental theatre in Krakow from 1942 to 1944. After the war, he became known for his avant-garde work in stage design including designs for Saint Joan (1956) and Measure for Measure (1956). Specific examples of such changes to standard theatre were stages that extended out into the audience, and the use of mannequins as real-life actors.

Tadeusz Kantor


Personal Details


Tadeusz Kantor

Place of birth

Wielopole Skrzynskie, Galicia

Date of Birth

April 6, 1915

Date of Death

December 8, 1990




Polish painter, assemblage artist, set designer and theatre director


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