The Hotel Room
'If the girl had walked slower, the play would have been longer.'PGP, Aftonbladet
About the production
The play consisted of a series of episodes in a seedy Parisian hotel room. A number of the young actors, including Sif Ruud and Ingrid Luterkort, were praised for their performances, but when a scantily-clad Siv Thulin sauntered across the stage, the evening papers were outraged.
Bergman gained additional media attention when an offended woman in the audience placed a complaint with the Stockholm police department, because she found several indecent scenes in the production, among them one where a girl pulled off her dress, which was followed by a swift curtain fall. Herbert Grevenius, the critic for Svenska Dagbladet shared this view: 'Is there a theatre banned for children? If not, it's about time.'
- The Ingmar Bergman Archives.
- Birgitta Steene, Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide (Amsterdam University Press, 2005).
With Bergman's production, the Boulevard Theatre gained the reputation as a much needed avant-garde stage in Stockholm. Again, it was the enthusiasm of the young ensemble and the inventiveness of its director that promoted a positive response.
- Sif Ruud, Yvonne
- Siv Thulin , Yvonne / Gaby
- Gunnar Nielsen, Louis / Victor
- Estrid Hesse, Cleaning woman / Lise
- Karl-Axel Forssberg
- Rune Stylander, Maurice
- Curt Edgard, Maurice / Jean
- Barbro Ribbing, Berthe
- Ingrid Luterkort, Louise / Catrine
- Bertil Sjödin, Jean / Arthur
- Carl Cramér, Arthur
- Monica Schildt, Marthe
- Pierre Rocher , Author
- Ingmar Bergman, Director
- Gunnar Lindblad, Designer