The Swedish author and director, one of the best known in contemporary Scandinavian dramaturgy, has died a victim of covid-19
Playwright Lars Noren, a great figure of the Swedish theater, has died Tuesday at age 76, because of the Covid-19, has announced its editor. “The importance of Lars Noren as an author and playwright is almost impossible to summarize in a few sentences, but he was one of the greatest of our time,” said Eva Bonnier, his editor of the Albert Bonnier editions, in a statement.
Noren was one of the most outstanding contemporary playwrights and one of the most performed in Europe, although he still remains little translated and represented in our country. Famous both at home and abroad, his name has often been linked to that of great Swedish creative giants such as August Strindberg (1849-1912) and Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007). The author began writing poetry in the 1960s before focusing on theater in the late 1970s, as an author and director. With its own enigmatic style, with a black dot. Among his best-known works are ‘Munich-Athenas’ (1981),’ Demons’ (1982), Night is the mother of the day ‘(1982),’ Chaos is God’s neighbor ‘,’ Silence ‘and “Bobby Fischer lives in Pasadena.”
In addition to the Stockholm Dramaten, he had worked numerous times at the Comédie Française in Paris, in works such as ‘Poussière’, a work that premiered in 2018 where he plunges into the torments of the end of life, old age, and death