Höstsonaten

Good reviews for second Swedish production of the play.

Gunilla Röör (Charlotte) and Kirsti Stubø (Eva). Photo: Petra Hellberg.
Höstsonaten

Good reviews for second Swedish production of the play.

Kulturhuset Stadsteatern
Stockholm
"The form of Ingmar Bergman's 1978 film is as strong as the Bruno Mathsson chairs on stage in Åsa Melldahl's staging."
Margareta Sörenson, Expressen

Om uppsättningen

Many critics noted that the setting had borrowed from Bergman's own interior design, though the quality of the actors dominated the reviews:

"Gunilla Röör refuses to let Charlotte's role be unequivocally evil, although she skillfully displays her ability to change roles: nasal, spoiled superstar and common, never grown girl. Kirsti Stubø makes turns the daughter into a godess of vengeance, inexorably punishing her mother, ruthlessly laying enormous burdens upon her sensitive back ..." (Svenska Dagbladet)

"Christer Fant plays Eva's husband Viktor so heartbrakingly discreet that one hardly can take one's eyes from him." (Expressen)

Sources

  • Margareta Sörenson, "En sonat för Ibsen", Expressen, 16 augusti, 2014.
  • Lars Ring, " Höstsonaten som hämnddrama låter åskådaren ta ställning", Svenska Dagbladet, 18 augusti, 2014.
  • Ingegärd Waaranperä, "Scenens höstsonat får grälla känslor", Dagens Nyheter, 17 augusti, 2014.

Collaborators

  • Ingmar Bergman, Text
  • Åsa Melldahl, Director
  • Lars Östbergh, Set design
  • Annsofi Nyberg, Costume
  • Sutoda, Light
  • Håkan Åslund, Sound
  • Michael Breschi, Sound
  • Johanna Ruben, Mask
  • Christer Fant, Viktor
  • Kirsti Stubø, Eva
  • Gunilla Röör, Charlotte
  • Rakel Wärmländer, Helena

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