Theatre, 1953

The Dutchman

A horse and carriage was hired to make sound efforts for the recording of this new version of Strindberg's play which Bergman had already produced for Radioteatern in 1947.
'As the play begins, he has six separations and divorces behind him, and he no longer believes in the goodness of women.'

About the play

The Dutchman tells the story of a sailor, who every seventh year is forced to abandon his ship in order to reconcile a woman's love. As the play begins, he has six separations and divorces behind him, and he no longer believes in the goodness of women. However, young and beautiful Lillith has barely appeared on the scene before the Dutchman is prepared to adore her... 

The Dutchman is the first Strindberg piece Bergman presented on radio.

Sources

  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.

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