Lars Staffan Göthe (born 20 December 1944, in Luleå), is a Swedish playwright, actor and director. He is also a professor at Malmö Theatre Academy (Teaterhögskolan i Malmö) at Lund University.
Plays by Göthe have been translated into English, German and Finnish. His collected plays (22 out of the 23 works he had produced in the period 1971-2001) was published in 2003 as Lysande eländen (approx.: "Brilliant Miseries").
List of works
In English translation
- A Stuffed Dog (Swedish: En uppstoppad hund; original from 1986, translation by Kim Dambæk) - Also filmed (in Swedish) by Sveriges Television in 2006 and broadcast late that year in the newly started high definition channel SVT HD.
- The Road of Love (Swedish: La Strada Del Amore; original from 1986, translation by Eleonora Gröning)
- One Night in February (Swedish: En natt i februari; original from 1972, translation by Eivor Martinus)
- The Crying Policeman (Swedish: Den gråtande polisen; original from 1979, translation by Eivor Martinus)
The English titles given are approximate translations.
- Magic Stronger Than Life - (Swedish Kärlekens himmelska helvete, literally The Heavenly Hell of Love), 1993
Work as actor in film and television
Göthe has, starting with the mini-series Offside in 1971, appeared in several films and TV series, almost all of which are Swedish language productions (an exception is the Norwegian Ballen i øyet from 2000). These include, in addition to those already named (and some others): Agneta Fagerström-Olssons Magic Stronger Than Life (for which he also wrote the screenplay, as mentioned above); two episodes of the Anna Holt television series (1996); Beck – Spår i mörker (1997, part of the long series of TV movies with Peter Haber as Martin Beck); and My Bearded Mother (Swedish: Min skäggiga mamma), a 2003 short film directed by Maria Hedman that won a Guldbagge for best short film in 2004 as well as the Grand Prize of European Fantasy Short Film in Silver at Sweden Fantastic Film Festival in 2003.
- "Staffan Gothe" at dollee.com, "the playwrights database", "Staffan Göthe" at "DramaDirectory - Sweden's largest collection of drama on the Internet"
- DramaDirectory (as above) and IMDb.
- List of teachers at "Teaterhögskolan i Malmö" (Swedish) (viewed 2010-04-30)
- "medal search" on Swedish Royal Court site: recipients of Litteris et Artibus in 2001
- The numbers 22 out of 23 is mentioned in "Göthe gästar Kontext", an interview with Irina Sandström in Luleåmagasinet 28/2 2008, viewable online here (viewed 2010-04-30). The play that has been left out is "En Järntorgsrevy", which Göthe "can no longer read without blushing".
- Entry for Staffan Göthe at the Internet Movie Database (which also has some additional roles and the names of the characters played), and for some details entries "Ballen i øyet (2000)", "Kärlekens himmelska helvete (1993)", ""Beck" Spår i mörker (1997)", "Min skäggiga mamma (2003)" and "Min skäggiga mamma (2003) - Awards".