Rolf Forsberg

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Rolf Forsberg
Born(1925-07-12)July 12, 1925
DiedFebruary 16, 2017(2017-02-16) (aged 91)
OccupationProducer, Director, Writer, Playwright

Rolf Forsberg (July 12, 1925 – February 16, 2017) was an 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] He died in February 2017 at the age of 92.[6]

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)[10]
  • A Tenth of an Inch makes the Difference – New York (1961)[11]
  • The Tempest- off-Broadway (1959)
  • The Tempest – San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (1958)
  • Oedipus Rex – Court Theatre (Chicago) (1960)[10]
  • Round Dance – Playwrights, Chicago (1955)
  • Shakuntala[11] – Playwrights, Chicago (1954)
  • The Trojan Women by EuripidesCourt Theatre (Chicago) (1956)[10]
  • Rashomon – Chicago (1953)
  • Moods From Shakespeare, USA Tour (1944–1953)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Times". Movies & TV Dept. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. 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. ^ "The Outré World of Rolf Forsberg | UCLA Film & Television Archive".
  6. ^ Rolf Forsberg - Film Maker
  7. ^ a b "Retro Slave: Rolf Forsberg's PA classic ARK unearthed!". Quietearth.us. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  8. ^ "The Lost Films of Rolf Forsberg : Filmwell". Theotherjournal.com. June 3, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  9. ^ Time. April 24, 1964 https://web.archive.org/web/20090124143602/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,870914,00.html. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ a b c d "Production History \ About Court \ Court Theatre – Professional Theatre at the University of Chicago". Courttheatre.org. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  11. ^ 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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