Timeline of Jerzy Grotowski’s life and creative work

1951

May 1951

Place: Kraków

Jerzy Grotowski passes his matura exams, thus completing his secondary education at V Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Jana Kochanowskiego in Kraków.

6 September 1951

Place: Kraków

Grotowski takes the practical entry exams at Państwowa Szkoła Aktorska (the State Acting School). Grotowski receives one B grade (vocals), two C grades (gesture and expression) and one D grade (diction; his poor grade was a result of a speech impediment).

7 September 1951

Place: Kraków

Theoretical entry exams at Państwowa Szkoła Aktorska (the State Acting School). For his essay ‘W jaki sposób może się teatr przyczynić do budowy socjalizmu w Polsce?’ (‘In what way can the theatre contribute to the building of socialism in Poland?’) Grotowski receives an A grade and is accepted to study at the school.