Professor Jersey Limon is an English linguist, historian, translator of English literature, playwright and writer. He was considered an outstanding expert in the era of Shakespeare and Elizabeth. As an academic lecturer, he is associated with the University of Gdańsk. Author of about 10 books and about 80 articles and reviews printed in Poland, Great Britain (“Shakespeare Survey”), Germany and the United States (“Shakespeare Quarterly”). He compiled 120 entries for the Great PWN Encyclopedia.
As a co-founder, he co-founded and became chairman of the Theater Cadence Foundation, which works to rebuild the Shakespeare Theater in Ghodansk and organizes the annual Theater – Shakespeare Festival. He was also the co-founder of the Sopot Forum for the Integration of Science, Culture and the Arts “Sphinx”.
In 2006, Merritt – Gloria Artis was awarded the Silver Medal for Culture. In the same year, he received the Gdańsk City Science Prize. John Havelius. In 2011, he was awarded the Knights Cross Award for the rebirth of Poland, and in 2014, for his performances for the Kadesk Shakespeare Theater, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire as an officer. In 2016, Erasmus and Anna Gersmanovsky received the Polish Academy of Learning Award under the auspices of Lesser Polish Voidoship.
Last year, he was awarded the Prof. Alexander Geistor. When the award-winning Limon asks about his qualifications, he recalls a quote from Shakespeare: “If you give everyone what they deserve – who will avoid being whipped?” A year ago, Limon Brocknell won the Shakespeare Award. This valuable distinction is given for popularizing Shakespeare’s works worldwide and for developing a general knowledge of his works.
The Shakespeare Theater in Gdańsk was his idea. In 1991, at the initiative of Limon, the Theater Cadence Foundation was established under the patronage of Prince Carol and Andrzej Wajda of Wales. The foundation for the facility was laid in September 2009, and construction began in the spring of 2011. The opening took place in 2014.
For his efforts, the Shakespeare Festival was established, which won the 2017 EFFE Award. The award is presented by the European Festivals Association (EFA) in collaboration with the European Commission and the European Parliament, and the Course celebrates art-related festivals that set new trends.