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Theater in Sweden and Swedish America

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Swedish and Swedish American Theater using Swenson Center resources. The Swenson Center is located at Augustana College and is a national and international research center for the study of Swedish-A


Some book sources to get you started. This is not an exhaustive list!

The theatre in Sweden

                Kökeritz, Helge, 1945.


The Swedish theatre of Chicago, 1868-1950

                Naeseth, Henriette C. K., 1951.


Modern theatre: points of view and attack; The difficult hour: three one-act plays

                Lagerkvist, Pär, 1961.


Ingmar Bergman as theater director a retrospective

                Marker, Line-Lone, 1979.


Open letters to the Intimate Theater.

Strindberg, August, 1966.


Svenska teaterminnen från Chicago; anteckningar och anekdoter (Swedish theater memories from Chicago: notes and anecdotes)

                Lindblom, Ernst, 1916.


Drottningholmsteatern förr och nu. The Drottningholm Theatre--past and present.

                Hilleström, Gustaf.; Petersens, Lennart af.; 1956.


Ethnic theatre in the United States

Seller, Maxine, ed. See: Swedish American Theatre, by Anne-Charlotte Harvey, 1983.


***We also have a collection of Swedish films on DVD in our Lending collection!