Elisabeth Beanca Halvorsen

Elisabeth Beanca Halvorsen (born 1979 in Fredrikstad) is a Norwegian translator and writer. She is educated with a major degree in German and a master's degree in non-fiction writing. She has followed Elfriede Jelinek's writing since 2000, including in her thesis Das Phänomen Elfriede Jelinek

Halvorsen was nominated for The Hedda Award 2018 in the best text for the stage category for her translation of Jelinek's Das Licht im Kasten, produced by Trøndelag Theatre in 2018.


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Object type Person
Functions Author
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

In 2010 she published Piker, Wien og klagesang - Om Elfriede Jelineks forfatterskap (literally: Women, Vienna and Laments - About Elfriede Jelinek's writings) in Gyldendal's series called Pegasus. She has translated a number of Jelinek's works into the Norwegian, including Women as Lovers (Gyldendal, 2006) and Ulrike Maria Stuart (The National Theatre, 2007).


The publishing house Gyldendal, 01.12.2010, http://www.gyldendal.no/Forfattere/Halvorsen-Elisabeth-Beanca

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 18.06.2018, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2018

Involved in productions (8)
Title Premiere Role
Sportskoret (Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)) January 13, 2021 Translation
Vi må snakke om Faust* (We need to talk about Faust) (The National Theatre) January 26, 2019 Translation
Voyage to the Sonorous Land or The Art of Asking (The National Theatre) October 18, 2018 Translation
Das Licht im Kasten (Trøndelag Theatre) May 26, 2018 Translation
Nostalgi 2175 (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre) March 31, 2017 Translation
Play with guinea fowl (Theatre Nova) September 7, 2013 Script
Paradis* (Paradise/Hopscotch) (Theatre Nova) May 27, 2010 Script
Ulrike Maria Stuart (The National Theatre) September 28, 2007 Translation