Storken* (The Stork)

Storken* (The Stork) (1939) was a theatre production by The National Stage, based on a play by Thit Jensen. It was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Hans Bille directed it. He also played the role of Professor Thomsen.

Storken is about provoked abortion.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Information

(Objekt ID 63724)
Object type Production
Premiere September 15, 1939
Produced by The National Stage
Based on Storken* (The Stork) by Thit Jensen
Audience Adults
Number of events 19
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Drama, 2nd World War
Running period September 15, 1939  
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In their history book Den Nationale Scene 1931-1976 (literally: The National Stage 1931-1976), Knut Nygaard and Eiliv Eide wrote the following, among other things, about Storken* (The Stork):

"Bille was very experienced, and also human and with natural authority. When Storken did not accomplish drawing people to the theatre, it was likely to a degree due to the audience not wanting this kind of entertainment shortly after the shock of the start of war. Thit Jensen's racial hygiene argumentation for limiting the number of children wasn't very well placed at this time, either."

SOURCES:

The National Stage's repertoire database, donated by The National Stage/TheTheatre Archive at the University of Bergen, 24.06.2016

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

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Contributors
Name Role
Thit Jensen – Playwright
Hans Bille – Direction
Per Schwab – Stage design
Per Schwab – Costume design
Hans Bille – Actor (Professor Thomsen)
Performance dates
September 15, 1939Store Scene, The National Stage – Opening night