Other Literary Forms
Collaborating with Stanisaw Przybyszewski on the periodical ycie (life), Stanisaw Wyspiaski contributed plays and essays in addition to serving as the magazine’s art director. He began his career with paintings and pastels and was active as an interior designer, often designing sets for his own productions. Among his many architectural plans are a cycle of drawings of monuments, a project for a Polish acropolis, and an amphitheater. He also helped to renovate and rebuild the cathedral of the Wawe Castle in Krakow, designing stained glass and tapestries, some of which were unfinished at his death. Wyspiaski translated and adapted the plays of others, including Pierre Corneille, Adam Mickiewicz, and William Shakespeare. He also wrote a few lyric poems called “rhapsodies,” the majority of which reflect his love for Krakow, as well as his infatuation with Poland’s past; some poems also served as studies that he later developed into dramas.