Szenen einer Ehe

This production was the world premiere of the long version of Scenes from a Marriage.

Szenen einer Ehe

This production was the world premiere of the long version of Scenes from a Marriage.

Schauspielhaus Zürich/Burgtheater Wien/Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin
Zürich
'Content and direction that always – even when performed on stage – gets under your skin.'
Peter Burri, Kultur-Punkt

About the performance

Christoph Kuhn in Tages Anzeiger thought that too much had happened since the TV version's radical handling of marriage. He found Giesing's interpretation interesting though. 'In contrast to the film where Liv Ullmann plays a liberated, ever stronger Marianne, Dörte Lyssewski's character appears fragile in the end, unsure, strained in the sex and abuse scenes, while the man, Ernst Stötzner, who benefits from her condition, does not seem as helpless as the author intended him to be.'

Rolf Glitterman's stage design consisted of a typical Scandinavian home, complete with functional IKEA furniture, and the decor, costumes and music made it clear that this was all intended to be set during the 1970s, a fact that, according to Anja Lauper in Tagblatt, was part of Giesing's mark of respect for Bergman.

The reviews praised both actors and many commented upon the fact that they were a couple in real life as well.

Torbjörn Bergflödt, Südkurier, 4 March 1997
Christoph Kuhn, Tages Anzeiger, 4 March 1997
Martin Walder, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, March 1997
Koni Loepfe, DAZ, March 1997
Peter Burri, Kultur-Punkt, Schweizer Radio DRS2, 3 March 1997

Collaborators

  • Tina Engel, Works manager
  • Bruno Hitz, Dramaturgy
  • Ingmar Bergman, Author
  • Gert Klette, Stage manager
  • Falk Bauer, Costume design
  • Peter Färber, Sound technician
  • Marcel Hiltpold, Sound technician
  • Kurt Janser, Lightning
  • Konrad Lindenberg , Lightning
  • Valentin Gallé, Lightning
  • Markus Bönzli, Lightning
  • Gisela Ravicini, Make-up man
  • Natascha Gujer, Make-up man
  • Erich Müller, Make-up man
  • Janusz Stoklosa, Music
  • Dieter Giesing, Director
  • Nina Hartwig, Assistant director
  • Rachel West, Assistant director
  • Hans-Ueli Tischhauser, Props
  • Rolf Glittenberg, Designer
  • Gerlinde Uhlig-Vanet, Prompter
  • Albert Brägger, Technician
  • Hans Fick, Technician
  • Angelo Rosenfelder, Technician
  • Räthus Veraguth, Technician
  • Peter Fischer, Technical manager
  • Hans-Joachim Maass, Translation
  • Barbara Maey, Director apprentice
  • Martin Gaflisch, Workshop manager
  • Dörte Lysssewski, Marianne
  • Ernst Stötzner, Johan
  • Regina Stötzel, Fru Palm
  • Caroline Peters, Katarina Egerman
  • Rainer Phillipi, Peter Egerman
  • Jessica Früh, Fru Jacobi
  • Fabienne Riklin, Daughter
  • Krunoslav Vrbat, Photographer
  • Sigfried Schellenberg, Photographer

Szenen einer Ehe