Performing Byron's "The Giaur"

  • Sara Cano de Gardoqui
  • Patrick Dawid

A documentary about the performance Zrozumiec Giaura or Understanding the Giaour directed by Martyna Majewska. and released in the year 2016 at the theatre of Wałbrzych in Poland. The performance is divided into two stories. On the one hand, we have the story, faithful to Byron’s poem, and on the other hand, a story created by the Director, in which two students fall in love with their teacher, and one of them ends up murdering her out of jealousy. These two stories converge one with each other throughout the performance proving the possibility of applying a 19th-century poem content to the present day.