The Respectful Prostitute

The Respectful Prostitute (1947)) was a theatre production by Studioteatret, the Norwegian premiere of the play by Jean-Paul Sartre. The production was performed at Carl Johan Teatret.

Agnes Mowinckel directed it.

Merete Skavlan played the role of the title's prostitute, Lizzie.

The Respectful Prostitute was also performed on tour with The Norwegian Touring Theatre, during which 20 performances were given.


(Objekt ID 46281)
Object type Production
Premiere May 19, 1947
Produced by Studioteatret
Based on The Respectful Prostitute by Jean-Paul Sartre
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period May 19, 1947  


Else Martinsen's private archive. Copy by lettter 16.01.2019.

Arne Thomas Olsen and Else Martinsen. Studioteatret. Frihet og fornyelse (literally: Studioteatret. Freedom and renewal). Universitetsforlaget AS 1995.

Norsk biografisk leksikon,, 21.01.2015,

Name Role
Jean-Paul Sartre – Playwright
Trygve Norum – Translation
Agnes Mowinckel – Direction
Guy Krohg – Stage design
Ragnhild Engebret – Costume design
Jens Bolling – Actor (Senatoren, Freds far)
Per Gjersøe – Actor (Senatoren, Freds far, på turné)
Knut M. Hansson – Actor (John, politi)
William Nyrén – Actor (Negeren, på turné)
Arne Thomas Olsen – Actor (Negeren)
Ole Oppen – Actor (James, politi, på turné)
Merete Skavlan – Actor (Lizzie)
Per Skavlan – Actor (James, politi)
Per Skavlan – Actor (John, politi, på turné)
Per Sunderland – Actor (Fred)
Performance dates