|Premiére date||2 Mar. 1948|
|Produced by||The Norwegian Theatre|
|Based on||Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen|
|Number of events||125|
|Running period||2 Mar. 1948|
|Website||DET NORSKE TEATRET|
About Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, produced in 1948, and based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. The production was the first The Norwegian Theatre had done of Peer Gynt, and it was the first time ever that Ibsen's text was performed in New Norwegian. Henrik Rytter had translated the text, and Harald Sæverud had composed new music especially for the performance.The production was staged at the facilities the theatre used at the time, in Stortingsgaten.
Hans Jacob Nilsen directed it.
Hans Jacob Nilsen and Asbjørn Toms alternated in the title role.
The production went on tour in Germany and the Netherlands, and it also visited Stockholm and Gothenburg.
It was also performed during the international theatre congress of 1951.Read more
- Henrik Ibsen - Playwright
- Henrik Rytter - Adaption (til nynorsk)
- Hans Jacob Nilsen - Direction
- Gerd Kjølaas - Choreography
- Harald Sæverud - Composer
- Arne Walentin - Stage design
- Dagny Eriksen - Costume
- Ada Ørvig - Actor (Susing i lufta / Sætergjente / Ei trollmøy)
- Alf Sommer - Actor (Begriffenfeldt / Kjøkemeisteren)
- Amund Rydland - Actor (Heggstadbonden / Huhu)
- Asbjørn Toms - Actor (Monsieur Ballon / Knekte strå)
- Bjarne Andersen - Actor (Ein framand passasjer / Ein utgamal mann / Framand passasjer)
- Bjørg Svendsen - Actor (Nyste)
- Carsten Winger - Actor (Peer Gynt)
- Dagmar Myhrvold - Actor (Mor)
- Dagny Gurvin - Actor (Solveigs mor)
- Edvard Drabløs - Actor (Eit mæle i mørkret / Ein prest)
- Elisabeth Bang - Actor (Nyste)
- Else-Marie Konstad Toms - Actor (Sætergjente / Ei trollmøy)
- Eva Sletto - Actor (Solveig)
- Gisle Straume - Actor (Solveigs Far / Trumpeterstråle / Ein mager person / Ein norsk skipper )
- Gunnar Simenstad - Actor (Brudgomen, Mads Moen / Den gråkledde)
- Hans Jacob Nilsen - Actor (Peer Gynt)
- Harald Heide Steen - Actor (Master Cotton)
- Helga Rydland - Actor (Ei kone)
- Helge Essmar - Actor (Aslak smed / Ein syrgjekledd mann / v. Eberkopf / Et mæle i mørket / Master Cotton)
- Henny Skjønberg - Actor (Kari, ei husmannskone)
- Ingolf Rogde - Actor (Dovregubben / Heggstadbonden / Begriffenfeldt, direktør for en dårekiste)
- Jack Fjeldstad - Actor (Hofftrollet / Kokken)
- Jan Pande-Rolfsen - Actor (Ein annan trollunge / Knekte strå)
- Julia Back - Actor (Ein trollunge / Sætergjente)
- Kåre Wicklund - Actor (Hussein / Ein mann )
- Lars Tvinde - Actor (Knappestøyparen)
- Lars Tvinde - Actor (Knappestøyparen)
- Lydia Opøien - Actor (Ei grønkledd kvinne)
- Maria Hald - Actor (Helga, Solveigs søster)
- Nils Hald - Actor (Hofftrollet / Kokken / Mads Moens far / En fellah. dårekistemeler)
- Pehr Qværnstrøm - Actor (Kjøkemeisteren / v. Eberkopf)
- Pål Skjønberg - Actor (Styrmannen / en annen gutt)
- Ragnhild Hald - Actor (Åse)
- Ragnhild Michelsen - Actor (Ingrid / Heggstadbondens datter / Kari, en husmannskone)
- Siri Rom - Actor (Sætergjente / Doggdropar)
- Sonja Heiberg - Actor (Mads Moens mor)
- Sossen Krohg - Actor (Anitra / Solveigs mor / Susing i lufta)
- Trygve Nørve - Actor (Ein lensmann / Solveigs far)
- Urda Arneberg - Actor (Helga)
- Vilhelm Lund - Actor (Far / Ein norsk skipper)
- Åsta Voss - Actor (Sætergjente / Susing i lufta)
- Øyvind Øyen - Actor (Ein fellah / Master Cotton)
- Toralv Brekketo - Writer (Brugdomen, Mads Moen / En prest / Den gråklede)
- Ragnhild Moxnes - Mask design
- Ragnhild Moxnes - Wigs
- Ragnhild Hald - Director’s assistant
- Alf Mjølner - Main producer (En utgammel menn)
- Alf Ramsøy - Main producer (En gutt)
- 1951 - Det Norske Teatrets hovedscene i Stortingsgaten 16 (The Norwegian Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre) - Show
- 2 Mar. 1948 - Det Norske Teatrets hovedscene i Stortingsgaten 16 (The Norwegian Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre) - Opening night
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Hans Heiberg, date unknown, VG [Oslo]:
"So now it has happened. Our national cultural treasure and the people's unrivalled favourite drama Peer Gynt has been manhandled by the barbarians, translated into an uneducated boorish lingo, Grieg's wonderful music is silenced, our invaluable values for ever stained. [...] we have seen a major dramatic work illuminated anew - and the scaredy-cat hens can just go on with their cackling [...] (Sossen was) daredevil, naughty and nice as Anitra, of a whole other calibre than any former Anitra."
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"The production of Peer Gynt in 1948 has remained a milestone, in the history of The Norwegian Theatre and in Norwegian theatre in general. Until then Peer Gynt had been performed as a National-Romantic hero epic at Norwegian stages.
Head of the theatre, director and actor Hans Jacob Nilsen had decided to de-romanticise the play."
"For this production Arne Walentin used image projections for the first time - a technique he later developed with great artistry. For Peer Gynt he took use of the full rounded horizon for the projections, with easily movable decorations on the revolving stage in front, and the 32 changes took place in view of the audience."
Repertoire at The Norwegian Theatre 1913-2014. Transferred to Sceneweb 08.09.2015.
The Norwegian Theatre, detnorsketeatret.no, 03.01.2014, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=79
The Norwegian Theatre's repertoire list, donated by The Norwegian Theatre, 08.09.2015
Jenssen, Hugo Lauritz: Sossen. Bohemdronningen, page 128, published by the publishing house Kagge Forlag, 2015
Næss, Trine. (2009, Februrary 13). Arne Walentin. From Norsk biografisk leksikon. Found January 3 2014 at http://nbl.snl.no/Arne_Walentin.
The National Library of Norway, transferred to Sceneweb 01.03.2017.