Faust

Premiére date18 Oct. 2013
Produced byThe Norwegian Theatre
Based onFaust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
AudienceAdults
Number of events29
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsTheatre, Drama
Running period18 Oct. 2013  
WebsiteDET NORSKE TEATRET

About Faust

Faust (2013) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre. Faust was based on the first part of the tragedy by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It was performed at the theatre's Scene 2.

Eirik Stubø directed it.

Lasse Kolsrud played the role of Faust.

Svein Tindberg played the role of Mephistopheles.

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Music in the prodution:
Franz Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, frå Der König in Thule
Deep Purple: Smoke on the water
Led Zeppelin: Stairway to heaven
Wilhelm Lindemann: Trink, trink, Brüderlein trink
Stamm Werner: Wenn das Wasser im Rhein goldner Wein wär
Sonny Bono: Bang bang
Svenn Erik Kristoffersen: Mono Toni
Elias Blix: No livnar det i lundar
Troggs: Love is all around you

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More about Faust

At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Faust:

"Eirik Stubø is back with a new classic. This time he invites the audience to take part in Faust's search for truth, and his own search to understand Faust.

What is it that makes Faust such an important play, what makes it feel so modern? Is it because we recognise the emptiness within the man who has all the knowledge in the world, but lacks joy? Or is it because we - like Faust - wish for eternal youth? Join a playful ensemble in their search the true.

(...)

In Goethe's drama Faust is an extremely learned, endlessly knowledge-searching university teacher, who longs to make the human family's practical life experience his own. To achieve this he enters a pact with Mephisto. If Faust stops striving for higher insight and humanity, his soul is to go to Mephisto. But if he keeps striving for divine knowledge, he may win his salvation. Mephisto also gives Faust the gift of youth again, so when he meets the beautiful and innocent Gretchen (in some translations called Margaret or Marguerite), she falls senselessly in love with him. But the cost of all earthly wisdom is high, and evil and death spread like pests among those Faust loves."

In Faust by The Norwegian Theatre the following music was used:

Franz Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, from Der König in Thule (The King in Thule)
Deep Purple: Smoke on the water
Led Zeppelin: Stairway to heaven
Wilhelm Lindemann: Trink, trink, Brüderlein trink
Stamm Werner: Wenn das Wasser im Rhein goldner Wein wär
Sonny Bono: Bang bang
Svenn Erik Kristoffersen: Mono Toni
Elias Blix: No livnar det i lundar
Troggs: Love is all around you

SOURCES:

Repertoire at The Norwegian Theatre 1913-2014. Transferred to Sceneweb 08.09.2015.

Import from the list of openings, from Scenekunst.no 18.09.2013

The webpage of The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 02.01.2014, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=395&tab=1

The Norwegian Theatre, performance program digitised by The National Library of Norway, transferred to Sceneweb 08.07.2014