The Wild Duck

Premiére date20 Oct. 1942
Produced byTrøndelag Theatre
Based onThe Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
Number of events28
ExpressionsTheatre, Drama, 2nd World War
Running period20 Oct. 1942  

About The Wild Duck

The Wild Duck (1942) was a theatre production by Trøndelag Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.

Trøndelag Theatre's director at the time, Henry Gleditsch, instructed it, and was meant to act in the role of Doctor Relling. But shortly before the planned opening October 6 he was arrested by the German occupants. He was executed October 7th.

Axel Thue interpreted the role of Gregers Werle.

Ingolf Rogde interpreted the role of Hjalmar Ekdal.

Siri Rom interpreted the role of Hedvig Ekdal.

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Despite the execution of Henry Gleditsch, Trøndelag Theatre's production of The Wild Duck was still performed, after a two-week long postponement of the opening, with Kristian Hefte in the role of Relling.

When curtain fell the opening night, the audience got to their feet and stood in silence before quietly leaving the auditorium. Nor was there any applause at the following performances of The Wild Duck.


Norsk Biografisk Leksikon on Henry Gleditsch,, 13.10.2014,