Kristin Lavransdatter

Kristin Lavransdatter (2019) was a theatre production by Trøndelag Theatre, based on the novel The Wreath by Sigrid Undset, in a theatrical adaption by Kjersti Horn and Kristian Lykkeslet Strømskag. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Kjersti Horn directed it.

Ingrid Giæver played the role of Kristin.

Kingsford Siayor played the role of Erlend.

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(Objekt ID 89775)
Object type Production
Premiere September 28, 2019
Produced by Trøndelag Theatre
Based on Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

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At the webpage of Trøndelag Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Kristin Lavransdatter:

"Close to 100 years have passed since Sigrid Undset published the historical novel cycle about Kristin Lavransdatter. In her choices in life, Kristin is driven by curiosity and desire - forces in continual conflict with norms and morals. Rarely has a person's physical and mental pain been described as raw. There are descriptions that with murder and rape, illness and love, doubt and faith, show the complexities and the contrasts in a human life.

It is about the medieval woman Kristin Lavransdatter and her life from her upbringing in the valley Gudbrandsdalen, until she dies in the Rein nunnery near Trondheim. It is about the stormy, problematic love for Erlend, her struggles as a mother, her turbulent relationship to her own family and strong faith

Sigrid Undset is considered among the foremost Norwegian writers throughout the ages. For the trilogy about Kristin Lavransdatter and the novels about Olav Audunssøn, she was granted The Nobel Prize in literature in 1928.

The first volume of the trilogy, The Wreath, has been adapted for the occasion by Kristian Lykkeslet Strømskag and Kjersti Horn."

SOURCES:

Trøndelag Theatre, 23.11.2018, trondelag-teater.no, https://www.trondelag-teater.no/nyheter/repertoaret-for-2019-er-lansert-i-dag

Press release from Trøndelag Theatre, 23.11.2018, trondelag-teater.no https://www.trondelag-teater.no/pressemelding/trondelag-teaters-repertoar-for-2019

Trøndelag Theatre, www.trondelag-teater.no, 19.09.2019, https://www.trondelag-teater.no/forestillinger/kristin-lavransdatter

Contributors
Name Role
Sigrid Undset – Author
Kjersti Horn – Dramatised by
Kristian Lykkeslet Strømskag – Dramatised by
Kjersti Horn – Direction
Sven Haraldsson – Stage design
Eivind Myren – Lighting design
Ingrid Unnur Giæver – Actor (Kristin)
Kingsford Siayor – Actor (Erlend)
Other participants
Performance dates
September 28, 2019Hovedscenen – Opening night
Press coverage