Theatre, 1980

Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy (Prinzessin von Burgund)

Not until this, his fifth production in Munich, did Bergman manage to woo the German critics.
'A chilling, comical interpretation of human vanity in its most bitter form...'
Dietmar N Schmidt, Frankfurter Rundschau

Reviews and comments

Through his previous Munich productions, Bergman had established himself as a psychological stage realist. It was a professional persona considered a bit conventional; in the words of Gerhard Pörtl, 'the man from Sweden has not seemed eccentric enough'. Bergman's staging of Yvonne...was however more of 'a bravura staging'; in fact, several critics termed the Gombrowiez production Bergman's best work in Munich, with excellent instruction of the actors.

 

Sources

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

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