The Pelican / Island of the Dead
About the production
Island of the Dead, inspired by Böcklin's famous painting Toteninsel, was planned as a frame for The Pelican, but is usually not included in productions of the chamber play. Bergman did and shifted the emphasis from psychological realism in The Pelican to dream mode in Toteninsel's dream of death.
- The Ingmar Bergman Archives.