Szenen einer Ehe

In the first Berlin production of Scenes from a Marriage, Marianne and Johan were played by two German star actors, Katja Riemann and Peter René Lüdicke.

Szenen einer Ehe

In the first Berlin production of Scenes from a Marriage, Marianne and Johan were played by two German star actors, Katja Riemann and Peter René Lüdicke.

Theater und Komödie am Kurfürstendamm
Berlin
"Warning! This Marianne has her boots on!"
Berliner Morgenpost

About the production

Opening night was met with bravos and standing ovations. Riemann's performance was met with mixed reviews: whereas Der Tagesspiegel wrote that 'she cries like a diva of the silent movies or whines like a girl who has lost her parents at the zoo,' the tone was completely different in Berliner Morgenpost, where Riemann's Marianne was compared with Ullmann's: 'Warning! This Marianne has got her boots on! Riemann adds to the staging with a reflective wittiness.'

Johannes Zacher's stage design had noticably simplified the bourgeois home of Marianne and Johan in the TV-series. As Peter Hans Göpfert put it in Berliner Morgenpost: 'No velvet sofa, no fancy clothed dining table. An abstract stage with a pair of spotlights and a pair of  simple chairs.'

Sources

  • Andreas Schäfer, Der Tagesspiegel, 20 March 2007
  • Peter Hans Göpfert, Berliner Morgenpost, 20 March 2007
  • Berliner Zeitung, 20 March 2007

Images/video

Collaborators

  • Ingmar Bergman, Author
  • Amina Gusner, Director
  • Johannes Zacher, Designer
  • Inken Gusner, Costume design
  • Katja Riemann
  • Peter René Lüdicke

Szenen einer Ehe