Publicerat 29 oktober, 2014

Greta Garbo in Umeå

Sweden’s biggest film star of all time comes to Umeå when Ottiliana Rolandsson gives us parts of her piece ”I Was Greta Garbo” at the Women’s History Museum in January. She receives a Cultural Boost from Umeå2014 for the work of translating the play into Swedish.

The first performance with a selection of scenes from the play takes place at the Women’s History Museum lecture scene in January 2015. The focus will be on gender, identity formation and the historical aspects of Greta Garbo’s life. It will be the museum’s first experiments with interactive lectures, as the play will be followed by a discussion with the audience, led by the museum’s director Maria Perstedt. YNK Produktions will be filming the event and making the material available online.

”The icon Greta Garbo changed the world and what she did is relevant to this day”, says Ottiliana Rolandsson. ”The play has meant a lot for Swedes in California.”

The translation and reading are two crucial steps in order to set up the play in its entirety in Swedish in Umeå, and other cities starting in autumn 2015. The play has previously been translated into Finnish and Spanish.

Photo: Mark A. Vieira, Starlight Studios Los Angeles.

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