The Mother

The Mother (1940) was a theatre production by The National Stage, based on a play by Karel Čapek. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Egil Hjorth-Jenssen directed it.

Magda Blanc played the role of the mother.

The Mother visited Stavanger and Haugesund.


(Objekt ID 63071)
Object type Production
Premiere January 26, 1940
Produced by The National Stage
Based on The Mother by Karel Čapek
Audience Adults
Number of events 22
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Drama, Political Theatre, 2nd World War
Running period January 26, 1940  

Karel Čapek's The Mother is a war drama. In their book Den Nationale Scene 1931-1976 (literally: The National Stage 1931-1976), Knut Nygaard and Eiliv Eide describe it as follows:

"The heroine is the mother who has already lost her husband and four sons to war, and she has hated war and all its being later. But when she hears that the enemy attacks hospitals, kindergartens, and schools, and harms young people, she gives up her pacifist conviction, and hands her only surviving son the gun, before sending him to war."


The National Stage's repertoire database, donated by The National Stage. Imported to the Sceneweb database 24.06.2016

Knut Nygaard and Eiliv Eide, Den Nationale Scene 1931-1976 (literally: The National Stage 1931-1976), Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 1977

Name Role
Karel Čapek – Playwright
Paul Gjesdahl – Translation
Egil Hjorth-Jenssen – Direction
Per Schwab – Stage design
Per Schwab – Costume design
Magda Blanc – Actor (Moren)
Henning Blanc – Actor (Sønn)
Stener Fogge – Actor (Toni)
Erling Lindahl – Actor (Sønn)
Sverre Næss – Actor (Faren)
Børseth Rasmussen – Actor (Sønn)
Henrik Anker Steen – Actor (Sønn)
Performance dates
February 1940Stavanger Theater
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– visiting performance
January 26, 1940Store Scene, The National Stage – National premiere, Norway