Merlin or The Waste Land

Merlin or The Waste Land (1989) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, the Norwegian premiere of an epic play by Tankred Dorst. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Stein Winge directed it.

Bjørn Sundquist played the title role.

The audience was placed onstage. The performance was in three parts, with a break for dinner between the first and the second part. All in all, it lasted for approximately six hours.


(Objekt ID 42590)
Object type Production
Premiere September 30, 1989
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Merlin or The Waste Land by Tankred Dorst
Audience Adults
Audience size 11361
Number of events 30
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Epic Theatre, Drama
Running period September 30, 1989  
Duration Approximately six hours, including two intervals


Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 02.11.2014

Performance dates
September 30, 1989Hovudscenen, The Norwegian Theatre National premiere, Norway