Writings, 1964

[Bergman responds to the Ibsen criticism]

About the text

After Olof Lagercrantz had blasted Bergman’s Hedda Gabler in Dagens Nyheter, Bergman was interviewed in Svenska Dagbladet on the 4th of December, 1964, where he more or less directly threatened Lagercrantz with a “punch in the chin.” He would proceed to elaborate on the reasoning behind this statement in an article published in the programme to Ulla Isaksson’s play Our Thursdays, performed at Dramaten in December of 1964.