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Ingmar Bergman A Reference Guide by Birgitta Steene

Ingmar Bergman A Reference Guide


Ingmar Bergman A Reference Guide by Birgitta Steene

Since the 1940s when he first made his appearance in the Swedish film and theatre world, Ingmar Bergman has produced a large body of work for the screen, the stage and the print media. He has made more than fifty films, set up some two hundred theatre, TV and radio productions, and published scripts, plays, fiction and memoirs. His reputation today is worldwide and he takes his place in the annals of film, theatre and television history. This exhaustive compendium covers Bergman's life, his cultural background and his entire artistic career. Individual chapters deal with his contributions to the cinema, the theatre, radio and television as well as his authorship. The material includes references to his unpublished work housed under the auspices of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation at the Swedish Film Institute. The Reference Guide also contains extensive annotated bibliographies of interviews and critical writings on Ingmar Bergman. It is the ultimate source for all scholars of the Scandinavian master. A critical overview and an annotated record of the career of the Swedish filmmaker, stage director and author, written by a world authority on Bergman


'No scholar has more consistently and perceptively responded to Bergman's oeuvre than Birgitta Steene. With her dual cultural background and access to Bergman material in his native language, she is uniquely qualified to provide both an international and Swedish perspective on the critical reception to his extraordinary output. Her new book offers a comprehensive overview and annotated record of his prolific accomplishments. As Bergman's mighty career draws to a close, the Reference Guide will serve as the first source as well as the gold standard for a generation of future scholars.'
Lloyd Michaels, professor of English, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania

About the Author

Swedish-born Birgitta Steene, PhD, is professor emerita in cinema studies and Scandinavian literature at the University of Washington and has also been a professor in the film department at Stockholm University. She is the recipient of an honoris causa doctorate from her alma mater, the University of Uppsala. The author of numerous books and articles on Scandinavian drama and film, Birgitta Steene has focused much of her research on Ingmar Bergman and has lectured extensively on the subject throughout the world.

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Publication date

1st January 1999


Birgitta Steene

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Amsterdam University Press


1152 pages


Individual film directors, film-makers
Film theory & criticism



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