Notes: MASTER MATERIAL HELD AT CULTRA
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.
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.
26 Apr 1991 20:30-20:50 (RADIO 3)
26 Apr 1991 20:20-20:40 (Radio Ulster)
Recorded on 1991-03-29.