Theatre, 1955

Leah and Rachel

New talent Max von Sydow, recruited from Helsingborg City Theatre, makes his Bergman debut as Jacob in this Vilhelm Moberg play.

About the production

Much of the evaluation of the Leah and Rachel production concerned itself with giving out merit points to author, director, and/or cast. 'If one were to divide the great merits of the production, Moberg would have to be happy with one fourth, while the Bible, Bergman and the actors have a right to claim the rest'.


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