LIVE BROADCAST WHEN THE ROYAL DRAMATIC THEATRE IN SWEDEN HONOURS SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH

The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Sweden (Dramaten) honours Svetlana Alexievich, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, for an entire day on December 12. Svetlana Alexievich will be present during the traditional Nobel reading, which will be broadcast live on www.dramaten.se.

In addition there will be a dramatized reading from War's Unwomanly Face and a radio performance of "Second-hand Time".

Dramatized reading: War's Unwomanly Face
World War II ended 70 years ago. War's Unwomanly Face is based on hundreds of interviews with women whose voices previously went unheard when the history of the war was written: sharpshooters, medical staff and signallers.

Translated by Kajsa Öberg Lindsten
Dramatized by Hedda Krausz Sjögren, Jonas Jarl
Directed by Jenny Andreasson
Cast: Melinda Kinnaman, Inga-Lill Andersson, Sofia Pekkari, Ellen Jelinek
Main Stage, 1 – 3 p.m. (also performed November 14)

Radio performance: "Second-hand Time"
The Radio Theatre comes to the Royal Dramatic Theatre with a new recording of Svetlana Alexievich's "Second-hand Time".

Cast: Lena Endre, Pernilla August and others
Directed and adapted by Dmitri Plax
Lejonkulan (The Lion's Den), 4 – 5 p.m.

Nobel reading with Svetlana Alexievich
The Royal Dramatic Theatre honours Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel Laureate in Literature
"for her polyphonic works, a monument over suffering and courage in our times"
(The Swedish Academy)

Meet Svetlana Alexievich in conversation with Fredrik Wadström, journalist at Radio Sweden, who has followed her career and interviewed her for more than 15 years.
Actors from the Royal Dramatic Theatre perform selections from her works.
Interpreter: Kajsa Öberg Lindsten
Main Stage, 7 – 8:30 p.m.


The reading will be broadcast live on dramaten.se

For more information:

 
Emma Englund
Press Officer
08-6656175
0703-726175
emma.englund@dramaten.se

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