Theatre, 1952

The Day Ends Early

Bengt Ekerot directed Bergman's play for the radio.
'Ingmar Bergman calls his plays moralities and would probably call his films the same, if a film could imaginably be considered in the same light.'
Herbert Grevenius

About the production

Ingmar Bergman was introduced in the Gothenburg City Theatre programme as a young man fascinated with the problem of man'’s relationship to the devil.

Reviews responded positively to Bergman’s psychological skill as a playwright and his 'unscrupulous' dramatic dialogue, but felt that his plot structure revealed 'artistic helplessness', and a tendency to take facile shortcuts by moving the conflict to an abstract level.


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.