|Title (2)||File type||Publiseringsdato||Download|
|Program for Riksteatrets produksjon Tor med hammer'n (1978).||April 16, 1978||Download|
|Program for Riksteatrets produksjon Tor med hammer'n (1979).||1979||Download|
Stolen Thunder (1978) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre, based on a play by Tor Åge Bringsværd. The story was inspired by Trymskvida (Icelandic spelling: Þrymskviða) from The Poetic Edda. It had its world premiere in Dale, Sandnes, and was performed on tour the winter of 1978, the autumn of 1978, and the winter of 1979.
Mona Wiig directed it.
Stolen Thunder was the second production produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre's puppet theatre.
Information(Objekt ID 44116)
|Premiere||April 16, 1978|
|Produced by||The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)|
|Based on||Stolen Thunder: A Romp with Thor among the Trolls by Tor Åge Bringsværd|
|Number of events||86|
|Keywords||Puppetry, Performance for children|
|Running period||April 16, 1978 — 1979|
Excerpt from Tor Åge Bringsværd's text for the playbill, from April 1978:
"Thor has lost his hammer. He has searched everywhere, but it is and remains gone. He decides to ask Loki for advice, and Loki is willing to help him search for Mjölnir, if he can borrow Freyja's feather suit - and he can. Loki immediately flies to Jotunheim, where he finds out that the jötunn Trym has stolen Thor's hammer. To give the hammer back, Trym demands Freyja as his bride. When Freyja gets to hear this, she furiously denies, and the gods dress Thor in bridal robes, and send him instead. In Jotunheim, Trym sits eager and excited, waiting for his bride. What happens after this, you'll get to know when you see the performance."
Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 10.11.2014
Mona Wiig. E-mail 10.08.2019
The Norwegian Touring Theatre, playbill from the production
|Tor Åge Bringsværd||– Playwright|
|Mona Wiig||– Direction|
|Bernt Erik Larssen||– Instruction (Replikkinstruksjon)|
|Robert Normann||– Music|
|Alexandru Botez||– Stage design|
|Mona Wiig||– Puppetry Design|
|Knut Alfsen||– Puppeteer (Skrotolf (troll) / Loke)|
|Pål Brantzeg||– Puppeteer (Trym (troll))|
|Marianne Edvardsen||– Puppeteer (Gufse (troll) / Urd (norne) / Frøya)|
|Stein Grønli||– Puppeteer (Far / Tor med hammer´n)|
|Christine Stoesen||– Puppeteer (Lille-Tor / 2. trolljente / Verdande (norne))|
|Anne Stray||– Puppeteer (Midgardsormen / 1. trolljente / Skuld (norne))|
|Erling Eriksen||– Musician|
|Mona Wiig||– Puppet maker|
|Jan Erik Svanø||– Stage manager|
|Frits Solvang||– Photo|
|Pål Brantzeg||– Technician|
|Stein Grønli||– Tour manager|
|Mette Møller||– Choreogreographic Assistant|
Svein Johs. Ottesen, Aftenposten April 17, 1978:
"Mona Wiig has created the puppets and staged a production for The Norwegian Touring Theatre, far from what most people imagine puppetry is - where everything tends to take place inside of a box or behind a wall. Here, it is not hidden that people steer the puppets, and the whole auditorium is used. The puppets aren't small finger puppets, either. The giant Trym is larger than most of the gods, and the humans. An adult may think that such a thing would destroy the illusion for the audience of children. Rather the opposite happens. Children have never thought that puppets weren't puppets, and that puppets are steered by humans, well, that is what the child does on a daily basis."
Erik Pierstorff, Dagbladet April 19, 1978:
"It is funny, and appropriately scary. (...) Rod puppets are used, and part of the point (the way I see it) is that one, to begin with, sees both the puppets and the puppeteers carrying them, and steering their arms - whereas the puppeteers later disappear among the backdrops, and we only see the puppets. Another point it that the production uses a 'real' Thor of sorts as a joint between our world and the mythical world. That is: Little Thor is a puppet, too, but at the same time he is a child who doesn't want to go to bed. When he does, he dreams Trymskvida and (of course!) takes part in his dream."