Belfast On The Fjord

Episodes

TitleFirst
Broadcast
Comments
Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 April 199119910426

Producer: J.

ELLIOTT

Notes: MASTER MATERIAL HELD AT CULTRA

Description

Radio Ulster.

Dr.

Louis Muinzer recalls two decades of translating and producing contemporary Scandinavian drama for Belfast audiences.

He describes how two strands emerge in the history of Scandinavian drama in NI.

Firstly there was the rise of the Lyric Players Theatre, initially under Mary O'Malley, who put on plays by the more famous dramatists - Ibsen and Strindberg.

Secondly, he looks at the Delphic Players.

The establishment of an on-going Scandinavian Theatre Festival owes much to Dr.

Muinzer.

The whole process began with Muinzer's direction of Ludwig Holberg's 18th century Danish comedy ""The Political Tinker"".

It climaxed in 1990 at Oslo's First International Ibsen Festival, when the Lyric Players were invited to perform ""Ghosts"".

Strong dramatic links have thus been forged between Ulster and Scandinavia.

Broadcast history

26 Apr 1991 20:30-20:50 (RADIO 3)

26 Apr 1991 20:20-20:40 (Radio Ulster)

Recorded on 1991-03-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 April 199119910426

Producer: J.

ELLIOTT

Notes: MASTER MATERIAL HELD AT CULTRA

Description

Radio Ulster.

Dr.

Louis Muinzer recalls two decades of translating and producing contemporary Scandinavian drama for Belfast audiences.

He describes how two strands emerge in the history of Scandinavian drama in NI.

Firstly there was the rise of the Lyric Players Theatre, initially under Mary O'Malley, who put on plays by the more famous dramatists - Ibsen and Strindberg.

Secondly, he looks at the Delphic Players.

The establishment of an on-going Scandinavian Theatre Festival owes much to Dr.

Muinzer.

The whole process began with Muinzer's direction of Ludwig Holberg's 18th century Danish comedy ""The Political Tinker"".

It climaxed in 1990 at Oslo's First International Ibsen Festival, when the Lyric Players were invited to perform ""Ghosts"".

Strong dramatic links have thus been forged between Ulster and Scandinavia.

Broadcast history

26 Apr 1991 20:30-20:50 (RADIO 3)

26 Apr 1991 20:20-20:40 (Radio Ulster)

Recorded on 1991-03-29.