Theatre, 1996

Harald & Harald

This ten-minute reading of excerpts from the Swedish Government's Cultural Commission turned the report into a pompous satire.
'Satire is underrepresented in Swedish culture. Ingmar Bergman's production was timely and just.'
Leif Zern

About the production

This production was first performed to a small audience at The Royal Dramatic Theatre, then televised. The text is mainly authentic quotations from various official governmental investigations on culture. Dedicated to Åke Gustavsson, chairman of the cultural committee in the Swedish parliament.


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


  • Benny Haag, The white clown
  • Ingmar Bergman, Director
  • Björn Granath, Author
  • Johan Rabaeus, Author
  • Göran Wassberg, Designer
  • Bengt Wallman, Stills photographer