Writings, 1941

[The Circus]

The script for Beppo the Clown, first performed at Sagoteatern and later as a touring Folkpark show.

About the text

Else Fisher is credited as choreographer in the script, but the nature of her contribution seems to have been more an intimate collaboration between writer and director - and not just because they would later get married. For starters, the entire script was handwritten by Bergman. But regardless of whether it was Bergman’s own work or an adaptation of Fisher’s writing, it’s hardly a literary masterpiece:



The scoundrel shall be found.

So hard

So hard

When the way is upside-down.

We are two courageous clowns.

We’re surely not afraid.

And the dirty deeds of Herr Bofvén

We’ll surely see repaid.