Theatre, 1939

Autumn Rhapsody/The Romantics

The author of Autumn Rhapsody, Doris Rönnqvist, was a member of Mäster Olofsgården's theatre section.
'Now that was a real EVENING OF THEATRE!'
Gunnar Ollén in SFP-bladet

About the production

The first play in this double bill, The Romantics, was referred to as 'a little skit to warm up the public for Autumn Rhapsody'.

Ingmar Bergman announced the production to be the first comedies staged at Mäster Olofsgården. He also pointed out that the theatre section was now self-supporting and had its own composer and scenographer, as well as its own costume shop, programme printer and photographer.

Gunnar Ollén called Ingmar Bergman a genuine theatre director and the performance:

A great and emotionally gripping evening. Not an evening when you merely applaud politely [...] No, one of those precious moments in the history of our theatre when the applause came from the heart and not from biased fathers, mothers, girlfriends.[...] Such an evening is a triumph!

Sources

  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.
  • Birgitta Steene, Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide (Amsterdam University Press, 2005).

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