Fjernsynsteatret

Fjernsynsteatret was a department of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) which produced plays for television broadcasting. It opened in 1960 (after about a year of experimental operation), and operated until 1990, when a major reorganisation of NRK took place.[1]

Its first leader was Arild Brinchmann, who headed the theatre from its start until 1967.[1][2] Later directors were Tore Breda Thoresen from 1967 to 1980,[3] and Magne Bleness from 1980 to 1990.[1][4]

Fjernsynsteatret's first production was a play by Peter Brook, shown 8 April 1959. The first years the theatre developed between twenty and twenty-five productions annually, and the performances were broadcast directly. Later developments saw a merge between theatre and film, the productions became more expensive, and the number of productions decreased significantly.[1]

The theatre was replaced by NRK Drama in 1990.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Larsen, Svend Erik Løken (2007). "Fjernsynsteatret". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Arild Brinchmann". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Tore Breda Thoresen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Magne Bleness". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2009.