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Royal Dramatic Theatre

Royal Dramatic Theatre
Building information
Location Stockholm
Country Sweden
Architect Fredrik Lilljekvist
Completion date 1908

The Royal Dramatic Theatre or in Swedish Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern, colloquially known in Sweden as Dramaten, is Sweden's national stage for "spoken drama". Around one thousand shows are played annually on the theatre's eight running stages. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 134 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Royal Dramatic Theatre Nybroplan Architecture of Sweden Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Kristina Axén Olin (m) Population (March 2007)  - City 786,509  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ...


The theatre has been at its present location in the Art Nouveau building in Nybroplan, Stockholm since 1908. The theatre was built by the architect Fredrik Lilljekvist. Famous artists like Carl Milles and Carl Larsson were involved in making the decorations, and some of the interior decorations were made by Prince Eugen. Vitebsk Railway Station one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture. ... The Royal Dramatic Theatre at Nybroplan Nybroplan, Stockholm, Sweden, is a plaza in Östermalm connecting a number of major streets (Birger Jarlsgatan, Strandvägen, Hamngatan and Nybrogatan). ... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Kristina Axén Olin (m) Population (March 2007)  - City 786,509  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Triton Blowing a Shell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Carl Milles, born Carl Emil Wilhelm Andersson son of lieutenant Emil Mille Andersson and his wife Walborg Tisell, (June 23, 1875–September 19, 1955) was a Swedish sculptor, best known for his fountains. ... Carl Larsson (May 28, 1853 – January 22, 1919) was a Swedish painter and interior designer. ... Prince Eugen, Eugen Napoleon Nikolaus, (August 1, 1865 – August 17, 1947) was a Swedish prince; Duke of Närke and a well-known artist. ...


The theatre's acting school, Dramatens elevskola, produced many actors and directors who would go on to be famous, including Gustaf Molander (who also taught there), Alf Sjöberg, Greta Garbo, Signe Hasso, Ingrid Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, and Bibi Andersson. The school was split off as a separate institution in 1967 (see Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting). Dramatens elevskola - Class 1922-24. ... Gustaf Harald August Molander (18 November 1888 – 19 June 1973) was a Swedish actor and film director. ... Alf Sjöberg (June 21, 1903 – April 16, 1980) was a Swedish film director. ... Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish-born actress during Hollywoods silent film period and part of its Golden Age. ... Signe Hasso (August 15, 1910 – June 7, 2002) was a Swedish actress. ...   (pronounced in Swedish, but usually in English, IPA notation) (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) was a three-time Academy Award-winning and two-time Emmy Award-winning Swedish actress. ... Gunnar Björnstrand, (13 November 1909 - 26 May 1986) was a Swedish character actor known for his frequent work with writer/director Ingmar Bergman. ...  , (born April 10, 1929) is an Academy-Award nominated Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. ... Bibi Andersson (born 11 November 1935 in Stockholm) is a Swedish actress. ... The National Academy of Mime and Acting, known in Swedish as Teaterhögskolan i Stockholm, is a school in Stockholm for acting and mime. ...

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History

The first Swedish theatre, "Bollhuset", oppened in 1667, but it imployed only foreign companies, and although the plays was oppened to the public sometimes, it remained more or less a court-theatre; the first Swedish play, "Sprätthöken", was performed in 1737 and it was performed by the first Swedish theatre-company, but they where fired by queen Louisa Ulrika of Prussia in 1753 and a French company was hired in their place. In 1773, king Gustav III fired the French company and encourraged Swedish talents, and thus, the Swedish-speaking theatre was founded. Bollhuset was the name of the first Theatre in Stockholm in Sweden. ... // Events January 20 - Poland cedes Kyiv, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo that put a final end to the Deluge, and Poland lost its status as a Central European power. ... Events 12 February — The San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated. ... Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (Swedish: Lovisa Ulrika; German: Luise Ulrike) (1720—1782) was Queen consort of Sweden between 1751 and 1771. ... 1753 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1773 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Sweden's national stage for dramatic art; spoken drama, was established by King Gustav III in 1788. It was then that the Royal Theatre (Kungliga Teatern) in Sweden was officially split in two, and the Royal Theatre (today known as the Royal Swedish Opera) became thereafter solely an opera stage. For spoken drama a new theatre was built specifically, called Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern - the Royal Dramatic Theatre, to distinguish it from the Royal Theatre; the opera stage. Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... Gustav III (13 January 1746 (O.S.) (24 January 1746 (N.S.))–March 29, 1792) was the King of Sweden from February 12, 1771 until his death. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Royal Swedish Opera, as seen from the southwest The Royal Swedish Opera, or Kungliga Operan, is the national stage for opera in Sweden. ...


The Royal Dramatic Theatre was built in 1788 and placed directly opposite the opera house of the Royal Theatre at Kungsträdgården in Stockholm, with a park in the middle separating the buildings. Here the Royal Dramatic Theatre remained up until 1907, and it was here new dramas of the 19th Century were performed; the pioneer plays of Ibsen and Chekov, as well as August Strindberg's late dramatic works, for example Till Damaskus (To Damascus). 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... KungsträdgÃ¥rden is a park in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Kristina Axén Olin (m) Population (March 2007)  - City 786,509  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... Henrik Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828–May 23, 1906) was an extremely influential Norwegian playwright who was largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama. ... Anton Chekhov, Russian writer Pavel Chekov, character in Star Trek Chekhov, town in Moscow Oblast, Russia Chekhov, town in Sakhalin Oblast, Russia Chekhovo, health resort in Bashkiria, Russia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... August Strindberg Portrait of August Strindberg by Richard Bergh   (January 22, 1849 – May 14, 1912) was a Swedish writer, playwright, and painter. ...


In 1788 the director fled the country to escape his creditors, so the actors formed a company and asked for the king protection; he became the formal director, placed the theatre under Royal protection, to be ruled by the actors themselves by votes every fourteenth day under the supervision of the academy of arts; this rule was quite chaotic, and the votings is described as capricious and temperamental; " The male actors arguing with each other, one of the ladies voting yes because another lady voted no, other of them counting their buttons and letting fate decide", and in 1803, the actors themselves asked the system to be replaced by a director. In 1798, the theatres and operas of Stockholm were united by a royal monopoly. 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1834, the actors, infuriated by a new system that replaced their pro cent in the theatre-income by a set salary went on strike, knowing they had succeeded with a similar one, against a unpopular director, in 1828, but this time, the strike was broken by the government, who gave some of them raised salaries and fired the others with pension. The fired actors founded a theatre-company that performed all around town, and in 1842, the theatre-monopoly was broken and the second theatre was founded in Stockholm. Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


But at the beginning of the 1900s the theatre was run down and in desperate need of renovation and a more modern, functional stage. From the 1880s the national stage had suffered heavy competition from several new private theatres in Stockholm, in particular the Svenska teatern (Swedish Theatre) which was run by the charismatic theatre personality Albert Ranft. Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Kristina Axén Olin (m) Population (March 2007)  - City 786,509  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... The Swedish Theatre in Stockholm at the opening in 1875 The Swedish Theatre (in Swedish: Svenska Teatern or Svenskan) in Stockholm was, at the beginning of the 20th century, Swedens largest drama theatre. ...


Many of the original Swedish stagings of Ibsen's plays had been produced at the Swedish Theatre instead of the national stage, as well as new German and French dramatic work, and the national stage was at same time being accused of being old, dusty and over-crowded. Heavy discussions in the press were being held on the subject of how to renew the national stage at Kungsträdgården. Many proposals suggested different rebuildings, but King Oscar II was not satisfied with any of the suggestions. Instead, the decision was soon made to completely tear down the old theatre building and to build a new, bigger, fresh and more modern one at a more suitable location. From the 1850s onwards, Stockholm as a city and as Sweden's definitive capital had changed considerably as had its centre. The new location that was eventually picked out for the new Royal Dramatic Theatre; Nybroplan, was closer to what was then becoming the heart of Stockholm, beautifully situated by the waterfront. Henrik Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828–May 23, 1906) was an extremely influential Norwegian playwright who was largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama. ... This article is about the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki. ... Oscar II (Oscar Fredrik) (January 21, 1829 – December 8, 1907) was King of Sweden and Norway from 1872 until his death. ... The Royal Dramatic Theatre at Nybroplan Nybroplan, Stockholm, Sweden, is a plaza in Östermalm connecting a number of major streets (Birger Jarlsgatan, Strandvägen, Hamngatan and Nybrogatan). ...


Fredrik Lilljekvist was appointed head architect, and on February 18th 1908 the national stage's new theatre building at Nybroplan opened with Strindberg's new play Mäster Olof. This building is the present Royal Dramatic Theatre. Here the legendary theatre directors; brothers Olof and Gustaf Molander, Alf Sjöberg and Ingmar Bergman formed the Swedish theatre and helped shape Sweden's theatrical history with their 20th century stagings. The Royal Dramatic Theatre at Nybroplan Nybroplan, Stockholm, Sweden, is a plaza in Östermalm connecting a number of major streets (Birger Jarlsgatan, Strandvägen, Hamngatan and Nybrogatan). ... August Strindberg, photographic selfportrait Johan August Strindberg (Stockholm, January 22, 1849 - Stockholm, May 14, 1912) was a writer and playwright of Sweden. ... Olof Molander (October 8, 1892 – May 26, 1966) was a great and influential Swedish theatre- and film director, most notable for his many Strindberg- and Shakespeare-productions. ... Gustaf Harald August Molander (18 November 1888 – 19 June 1973) was a Swedish actor and film director. ... Alf Sjöberg (June 21, 1903 – April 16, 1980) was a Swedish film director. ... Ernst   (IPA: in Swedish) (born July 14, 1918) is a Swedish stage and film director who is one of the key film auteurs of the 20th century. ...


When mentioning the national stage in Sweden, you generally speak of the old Royal Dramatic Theatre (meaning Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern that was located at Kungsträdgården 1788-1907) and then the new/present Royal Dramatic Theatre, a.k.a Dramaten, located at Nybroplan since 1908 ("Dramaten" is not used when referring to the old Royal Dramatic Theatre).

Dramaten by night

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Stages

Dramaten currently houses eight stages:

  • Stora scenen - the main stage, since 1908 (720 seats)
  • Lilla scenen - the second stage, since 1945; renovated and re-opened in 2000 (340 seats)
  • Målarsalen - since 1971; a former painting studio for theatrical scenery (160 seats)
  • Tornrummet - the small, intimate stage; stage formerly used by the old Royal Dramatic Theare's acting school (60 seats)
  • Lejonkulan - Young Dramaten; Dramaten's regular stage for school plays
  • Stora Elverket - stage for contemporary/new-written dramatic work
  • Lilla Elverket - above (the smaller stage at Elverket)
  • Strindbergs Intima Teater - August Strindberg's own 1907 built theatre, re-opened and run by Dramaten since 2002

Strindbergs Intima Teater or Intima teatern, is a theatre stage in Stockholm, Sweden. ... August Strindberg Portrait of August Strindberg by Richard Bergh   (January 22, 1849 – May 14, 1912) was a Swedish writer, playwright, and painter. ...

Managing Directors

of the Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten):

  • (since 2002) - Staffan Valdemar Holm
  • (1997-2002) - Ingrid Dahlberg
  • (1986-1997) - Lars Löfgren
  • (1985-1985) - Ingvar Kjellson
  • (1981-1985) - Lasse Pöysti
  • (1975-1981) - Jan-Olof Strandberg
  • (1966-1975) - Erland Josephson
  • (1963-1966) - Ingmar Bergman
  • (1951-1963) - Karl Ragnar Gierow
  • (1948-1961) - Ragnar Josephson
  • (1938-1948) - Pauline Brunius
  • (1934-1938) - Olof Molander
  • (1928-1934) - Erik Wettergren
  • (1922-1928) - Tore Svennberg
  • (1910-1922) - Tor Hedberg
  • (1908-1910) - Knut Michaelson

of the old Royal Dramatic Theatre: Staffan Valdemar Holm (October 7, 1958), born in Tomelilla, SkÃ¥ne, is a Swedish theatre director. ... Ingrid Dahlberg (b. ... Lasse Pöysti (born January 24, 1927 in Sortavala) is a Finnish actor (acted both in Finnish and Swedish), director, theatre manager and writer. ... Erland Josephson (born June 15, 1923 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish actor. ... Ernst   (IPA: in Swedish) (born July 14, 1918) is a Swedish stage and film director who is one of the key film auteurs of the 20th century. ... Olof Molander (October 8, 1892 – May 26, 1966) was a great and influential Swedish theatre- and film director, most notable for his many Strindberg- and Shakespeare-productions. ...

  • (1904-1907) - Gustaf Fredriksson
  • (1898-1904) - Nils Personne
  • (1888-1898) - Gustaf Fredriksson
  • (1883-1888) - Anders Willman
  • (1881-1883) - Henrik Westin
  • (1866-1881) - Erik Vilhelm af Edholm
  • (1861-1866) - Eugène von Stedingk
  • (1860-1860) - Daniel Hwasser
  • (1856-1860) - Gunnar Olof Hyltén-Cavallius
  • (1852-1856) - Knut Bonde
  • (1848-1852) - Svante Gustaf Schyberg
  • (1844-1848) - Hugo Adolf Hamilton
  • (1840-1844) - Svante Gustaf Schyberg
  • (1838-1840) - Karl David Forsberg (financial director)
  • (1838-1844) - Alexis Baeckman (director of scenery)
  • (1832-1838) - Per Westerstrand
  • (1831-1832) - Bernhard von Beskow
  • (1827-1831) - Karl Johan Puke
  • (1823-1827) - Gustaf Lagerbjelke
  • (1818-1823) - Gustav Fredrik Åkerhielm
  • (1818-1818) - Crown Prince Oscar
  • (1818-1818) - J.P. Törner
  • (1812-1818) - Gustav Löwenhielm
  • (1810-1812) - Anders Fredrik Skjöldebrand
  • (1804-1810) - Abraham Niklas Clewberg-Edelcrantz
  • (1798-1804) - J. Hugo Hamilton
  • (1792-1798) - Klaes Rålamb
  • (1788-1792) - Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt

Gunnar Olof Hylt̩n-Cavallius (1818-1889) was a scholar of cultural history, a librarian, theatre director and a diplomat. ... Bernhard von Beskow (April 19, 1796 - October 17, 1868), Swedish dramatist and historian, was the son of a Stockholm merchant. ... Count Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt (March 31, 1757 РAugust 19, 1814) was a Swedish courtier and diplomat. ...

Notalbe Actors in the history of the Theatre

19th century

  • Samuel Ahlgren
  • Charlotta Eriksson, (1794-1862) one of the most popular actresses in the first half of the 19th century.
  • Lars Hjortsberg (1772-1843)
  • Emilie Högquist, leading actress in the 1840s.
  • Gerda Lundequist, tragedienne; leading Shakespeare and Ibsen interpretator (career peak 1890s-1920s).
  • Elise Jakobsson-Hwasser (1831-1894), Sweden's greatest stage primadonna between 1850-1888.
  • Sara Fredrica Strömstedt-Torsslow (1795-1859), the great tragedienne.
  • Ulrik Torsslow, (1801-1881) one of the greatest Swedish actors in the 19th century.
  • Ellen Hartman-Cederström, leading comedienne between 1880-1910.
  • "Wässelia" (Jeanette Wässelius)(1784-1853), leading actress 1800-1820.

Emelie Högqvist Emilie Högquist (1812-1846) was a Swedish actress and the mistress of Oscar I of Sweden. ... Gerda Lundequist, private portrait, probably 1920s Gerda Carola Cecilia Lundequist (February 14, 1871 – October 23, 1959) was a legendary Swedish stage actress, an Ibsen and Strindberg-thespian that in her time was known throughout Scandinavia as The Swedish Sarah Bernhardt. // Lundequist was considered one of Scandinavias leading tragediennes and...

20th century

  • Inga Tidblad, leading lady (from 1920s-1960s)
  • Lars Hanson, leading man; Strindberg and Shakespearian actor
  • Olof Winnerstrand, great character and comedy actor (from 1910s-1940s)
  • Tora Teje, leading tragedienne in the 1920s-40s
  • Gunn Wållgren, leading actress; Ibsen, Strindberg and Chechov interpretator (from 1940s-80s)
  • Jarl Kulle, leading male actor and musical theatre actor; 1950s-90s.

Inga Tidblad (May 29, 1901 - September 12, 1975) was a Swedish actress. ... Lars Hanson (July 26, 1886 - April 8, 1965) was a highly successful Swedish film and stage actor mostly remembered for his motion picture roles during the silent film era. ... Carl Olof Magnus Winnerstrand (August 26, 1875 – July 16, 1956) was a Swedish actor. ... Gunn Wållgren, 1940s Gunn Wållgren, Gunnel Margaret Haraldsdotter Wållgren, (November 16, 1913 – June 4, 1983) was a Swedish actress. ...

See also

Stockholm City Theatre, Stockholms stadsteater in Swedish, is Swedens most popular theatre. ... Gothenburg City Theatre opened in 1934 at Götaplatsen square in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Malmö City Theatre (in Swedish: Malmö stadsteater) in Malmö, Sweden was built by the architect Sigurd Lewerentz between 1932 and 1944. ... Helsingborg City Theatre (in Swedish: Helsingborgs stadsteater) is the city theatre of Helsingborg in south of Sweden. ...

External links

  • DRAMATEN - The Royal Dramatic Theatre (official website)
  • Dramaten's current repertoire.

Coordinates: 59°20′00″N 18°04′37″E / 59.333333, 18.07694 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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