Rolf Forsberg

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Rolf Forsberg
Born (1925-07-12) July 12, 1925 (age 89)
Chicago, Illinois USA
Occupation Producer, Director, Writer, Playwright

Rolf Forsberg (born July 12, 1925) is a Swedish-American playwright, film and theater director.[1]

Biography[edit]

Forsberg is known for directing films such as The Late Great Planet Earth[2] and Parable, a film produced for the 1964 New York World's Fair.

Parable portrayed humanity as a traveling circus and Jesus Christ as a circus clown. This marked a new depiction of Christ[3] and inspired the musical Godspell. Parable went on to be honored at Cannes, the Edinburgh Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.[4]

On June 8, 2013, the UCLA Film and Television Archive offered a retrospective of the works of Rolf Forsberg titled The Outre World of Rolf Forsberg.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Forsberg is the father of film director Eric Forsberg. From 1945 to 1965 Rolf Forsberg was married to stage director Josephine Forsberg.

Filmography[edit]

Stage-ography[edit]

  • A Tenth of an Inch Makes The Difference – Performer's Arena, Chicago (1984)
  • Revival – Pasadena Playhouse Studio (1973)
  • The Dybbuk Between Two Worlds – Court Theatre (Chicago) (1962)[9]
  • A Tenth of an Inch makes the Difference – New York (1961)[10]
  • The Tempest- off-Broadway (1959)
  • The Tempest – San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (1958)
  • Oedipus Rex – Court Theatre (Chicago) (1960)[9]
  • Round Dance – Playwrights, Chicago (1955)
  • Shakuntala[10] – Playwrights, Chicago (1954)
  • The Trojan Women by EuripidesCourt Theatre (Chicago) (1956)[9]
  • Rashomon – Chicago (1953)
  • Moods From Shakespeare, USA Tour (1944–1953)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Times". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Janet Maslin (January 18, 1979). "New York Times". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The films of Rolf Forsberg". Arts and Faith. Retrieved September 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Filmwell.org". Filmwell.org. June 3, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2013-06-08/outre-world-rolf-forsberg
  6. ^ a b "Retro Slave: Rolf Forsberg's PA classic ARK unearthed!". Quietearth.us. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Lost Films of Rolf Forsberg : Filmwell". Theotherjournal.com. June 3, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  8. ^ Time. April 24, 1964 http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,870914,00.html |url= missing title (help). 
  9. ^ a b c d "Production History \ About Court \ Court Theatre – Professional Theatre at the University of Chicago". Courttheatre.org. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Jaffrey, Madhur. "Madhur Jaffrey ~ Award-winning actress and bestselling cookery author » About Madhur – Films". Madhur-jaffrey.com. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 

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