John Gabriel Borkman
Bergman's final production in Munich was of Henrik Ibsen's second to last drama.
'Ingmar Bergman's noble farewell.'Headline in the Münchner Merkur
About the production
For this production, a play only rarely performed in Germany, Heinrich Gimmer, dramaturge at the Residenztheater, had done a new German translation that moved between the archaic and modern. Christian symbolic allusions had been omitted. Bergman interpreted the drama as an archetypal 'Faustian' destiny in a middle-class household.
Though Bergman's last production in Munich was politely applauded, the critical reaction was mixed.
- The Ingmar Bergman Archives.
- Birgitta Steene, Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide, (Amsterdam University Press, 2005).
- Hans Michael Rehberg, Johan Gabriel Borkman
- Christine Buchegger, Gunhild Borkman
- Tobias Moretti, Erhart Borkman
- Christa Berndl, Elle Rentheim
- Rita Russek, Fanny Wilton
- Heinz Bennent, Vilhelm Foldal
- Anne Bennent, Frida Foldal
- Heidy Forster, Chambermaid
- Heike Wiehle, Dramaturgy
- Henrik Ibsen, Author
- Hansgeorg Eder, Stage manager
- Ingmar Bergman, Director
- Annette Gassmann, Assistant director
- Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss, Designer
- Stefan Böhm, Assistant designer
- Svea Köller-Zweig, Prompter
- Heiner Gimmler, Translation