Footfalls - en natt ved horisonten* (Footfalls - a night by the horizon)

Premiére dateFeb, 1991
Produced byHouse of Stories
CoproducersThe National Stage
Based onFootfalls by Samuel Beckett; En Natt Ved Horisonten by Gunnar Ekelöf; A portrait of the artist as a young man by James Joyce
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsTheatre
Running periodFeb, 1991  
WebsiteHouse OF stories

About Footfalls - en natt ved horisonten* (Footfalls - a night by the horizon)

Footfalls - en natt ved horisonten* (Footfalls - a night by the horizon) (1991) was a theatre production by House of Stories based on Samuel Beckett's Footfalls, Gunnar Ekelöf's En natt ved horisonten (literally: A night by the horizon) and the hellfire sermon from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

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    Press review

    Janne Aass, Dybde i ubegripelighet (literally; Depth in incomprehensibility), 14.02.1991, Klassekampen [Oslo]:
    "The epic form has reached ground zero, the will to live is back. This is Beckett. Liv Heløe acts with great precision and strict discipline. [...] The compilation of Beckett/Ekeløf [...] has become an experience of rare calibre, a courageous project with a nice balance to it. Much of the art lies in the emptiness creating depth in the spectator."

    Sissel Hamre Dagsland, Tom, hvit tretthet (literally: Empty, white tiredness), 09.02.1991, Bergens Tidende [Bergen]:
    "Used like this the stage room becomes a theatre arena of great effect, with the audience in the back of the room, turned towards the glass walls, making the dark of the night, the black fjord Byfjorden and the lights at the island Askøy part of the stage design. Inside everything is white and cold, as ice and snow. [...] completely tuned direction and stage design [...] The result is most like a dramatised, staged recitation."

    More about Footfalls - en natt ved horisonten* (Footfalls - a night by the horizon)

    In Footfalls - en natt ved horisonten* (Footfalls - a night by the horizon) by House of Stories the hellfire sermon from Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man by James Joyce is presented in a recorded version by Jon Ketil Johnsen.

    Liv Heløe and Marianne Ustvedt played the roles of mother and daughter.

    En natt ved horisonten, fragment av abstrakt teater (literally: A night by the horizon, fragment of abstract theatre) by Gunnar Ekelöf 1927, is translated into the Norwegian by Lene Therese Teigen.

    Supported by: The municipality of Bergen and The National Stage, represented by Tom Remlov, who was then artistic director/CEO.

    Sources:

    E-mail from Lene Therese Teigen, 18.06.2012

    House of Stories, houseofstories.no, 03.08.2012, http://houseofstories.no/scenekunst/footfalls/

    *Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.