Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting

The National Academy of Mime and Acting (NAMA) (Swedish: Teaterhögskolan i Stockholm), was a school in Stockholm for acting and mime. This institution was also known under additional different names in English, including Stockholm University College of Acting[1] and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.

The school offered programmes in acting and mime, as well as various shorter courses.

The school originated in the acting school founded in 1787 on the initiative of King Gustav III and long appended to the Royal Dramatic Theatre. The Royal Dramatic Training Academy produced many later famous actors and directors, including Greta Garbo, Gustaf Molander, Alf Sjöberg, Ingrid Bergman, Signe Hasso, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow and Bibi Andersson. In 1964 the school separated from the Royal Dramatic Theatre (initiated by Ingmar Bergman who claimed the theatre no longer had room for it in the building). The acting schools affiliated with the city theatres in Malmö and Gothenburg were made independent state institutions at the same time, and one which existed in Norrköping/Linköping was closed down.

The Stockholm school was known as the National Swedish School of Acting, Stockholm[a] (Swedish: Statens scenskola or Scenskolan) from 1964 until 1977, when the name was finally changed to Teaterhögskolan i Stockholm. Here famous actors such as Peter Stormare, Pernilla August and Lena Olin were trained. The Malmö and Gothenburg schools were merged with the universities of Lund and Gothenburg, respectively, but the Stockholm institution remained independent.

On 1 January 2011 the school merged with the Swedish Institute of Dramatic Art to become Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Selected tutors (from 2005-) edit

  • Stina Ekblad, Professor in the Performing Arts
  • Krister Henriksson, Professor in The Performing Art
  • Matthew Allen, Actor training, Acting for the camera

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  • Lena-Pia Bernhardsson

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  • Robert Sjöblom

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  • Lennart R. Svensson

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Footnotes edit

  1. ^ National Swedish School of Acting, Stockholm,[2] the National Academy of Dramatic Art or the National Theatre Academy.

References edit

  1. ^ "List of higher education institutions". Swedish National Agency for Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  2. ^ Gullberg, Ingvar E. (1977). Svensk-engelsk fackordbok för näringsliv, förvaltning, undervisning och forskning [A Swedish-English dictionary of technical terms used in business, industry, administration, education and research] (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 1613. ISBN 91-1-775052-0. SELIBR 8345587.

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