Crime and Punishment

Premiére date7 Oct. 1995
Produced byDukkoppteatret
In collaboration withThe Arctic Theatre, Nordland Visual Theatre
Based onCrime and Punishment by Fjodor Mikhajlovitsj AKA Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostojevskij AKA Dostoyevsky
ExpressionsPuppetry, Drama
Running period7 Oct. 1995  
Duration1 time

About Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment (1995) was a puppetry production by Dukkoppteatret in collaboration with The Arctic Theatre and Nordland Visual Theatre. It was based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in a theatrical adaption by Brit Steinsvik. The production was performed on tour in the counties of Troms and Nordland.

Anette Grønneberg directed it.

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Press review

Writer and date unknown, 1995, Klassekampen [Oslo]: 
"Can Dostoyevsky's great novel about the student Raskolnikov become puppetry? The answer is yes, if it is done with sufficient talent. The production is performed with rod puppets, held by one hand, while one of the puppet's hands is steered by a rod. In themselves, the puppets are small pieces of art, with expressions and the opportunity for expression. In parts of the performance, the puppets' voices are recorded. In others, the puppeteers give voice to the puppets. The style of acting is mixed. Some is performed as shadow theatre, other parts as ordinary puppetry. [...] The performance has moments of beauty, high artistic ambitions and an artful seriousness that, in combination with the total expression, strikes through and leaves us rather impressed. We are not in doubt that we have witnessed a talented, daring artistic work."

More about Crime and Punishment

In Crime and Punishment, rod puppets made of wood were used, as was simple stage design.


Brit Steinsvik,, 20.11.2015,

Buresund, Inger and Anne-Britt Gran (1996): Frie grupper og Black Box Teater. 1970-1995 (literally: Independent companies and Black Box Teater. 1970-1995), adNotam Gyldendal, Oslo

Nordland Visual Theatre: Figurteatret i Nordland:1991-2011 (literally: Nordland Visual Theatre 19912011), the county of Nordland and Nordland Visual Theatre, published by Orkana forlag AS, Stamsund 2011