Scenes from a Marriage
Scenes from a marriage
★★★★★ Magasinet KBH
By: Ingmar Bergman
“Scenes from a Marriage” is showing with English surtitles on February 14 and February 17 2018
"They can't live with each other. They can't live without. A marriage with a built-in divorce."
Seen from the outside, Johan and Marianne seem to be living a happy life with their two children. They are both academics, they live in a great house, they have good jobs, but underneath it all, frustrations fester as they both long for love.
Scenes from a Marriage premiered as a made-for-TV mini-series in 1973, and literally emptied the streets. Thousands of couples rushed off to couples' therapy, and Bergman had to get an unlisted phone number to avoid being contacted by people, who wanted to discuss their marriage with him.
Bergman himself said of the script: "It took two-and-a-half months to write these scenes. It took an adult lifetime to experience them." His portrayal of a deteriorating marriage was, at the time, a to the point description of the power struggle between the sexes. But a lot has changed in the past 40 years, and in this version of the drama, the roles have been switched. Now it is the woman, who leaves her husband and children for a younger man.
On two exceptional occasions, non-Danish speakers will have the opportunity to explore one of the biggest Scandinavian classics when “Scenes from a Marriage” is showing with English surtitles on February 14. and February 17. 2018.
kr. 100 kr.-300 kr.
Expected duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes
incl. 1 interval
The Royal Danish Playhouse, Main Stage
31.08.2017 - 20.02.2018
Iscenesættelse og bearbejdelse: Thomas Bendixen
Scenografi og lysdesign: Mårten K. Axelsson
Kostumedesign: Sara Mau
Lyddesign: Jonas Vest
Oversættelse: Lars Kjeldal