From the Life of the Rain Worms (Aus dem Leben der Regenwürmer)
About the production
Reviewers of the Munich production of From the Life of the Rain Worms harshly criticized Enquist's play about a ficticious meeting between two Proletarian artist, the 19th-century Danish actress Johanne Heiberg and fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen. Writing it off as a set of 'terrible trivialities', 'a clever conversation piece without munch dramatic tension', and 'a series of confession monologues', the critical consensus was that had it not been for Bergman turning a banal piece into brilliant theatre, the play would not have been worth seeing. The opening night audience seemed pleased enough, though, giving standing ovations to Bergman and the ensemble during a dozen curtain calls.
- The Ingmar Bergman Archives.
- Birgitta Steene, Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide, (Amsterdam University Press, 2005).
- Christine Buchegger, Johanne Luise Heiberg
- Horst Sachtleben, Johan Ludvig Heiberg
- Heinz Bennent, Hans Christian Andersen
- Monika John, Old woman
- Heike Wiehle, Dramaturgy
- Per Olov Enquist, Author
- Hansgeorg Eder, Stage manager
- Ingmar Bergman, Director
- Annette Gassman, Assistant director
- Marik Vos, Designer
- Stefan Böhm, Assistant designer
- Svea Köller-Zweig, Prompter
- Angelika Gundlach, Translation