Lubos Hruza

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Lubos Hruza (1933-2008) was a Czech-Norwegian stage designer. Hruza worked in Norway (mainly for The National Theatre) from 1968, and stayed in Norway for approximately 20 years before moving back to The Czech Republic.

Lubos Hruza's works for the stage gained European recognition and his strongly expressive form became a source of inspiration for Norwegian theatre. Among his assignments as a stage designer are a long series of productions of Shakespeare and Ibsen, plus plays of Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Beckett and Arthur Miller.

Lubos Hruza was given Norwegian Critics' Award for theatre in 1979 for his stage design for John Gabriel Borkman for The National Theatre.

In his speech to Lubos Hruza on behalf of Norwegian Critics' Association Jo Ørjasæter said the following, among other things:

"In this we also include the recognition of what Lubos Hruza has meant for Norwegian stage design during the 1970es. It is developing into a more dynamically acting part of the performance than what we have been used to. And in this development the very Lubos Hruza, as a person and an inspiration, is a source of force."

The Sceneweb database covers productions Lubos Hruza has contributed to in Norwegian theatre.

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Knut M. Hansson

Knut Mørch Hansson (født 16. april 1920 i Alexandria, Egypt, død 3. desember 1994 i Oslo) var en norsk skuespiller.

Biografien om Knut M. Hansson ble skrevet av Thoralf Berg, tidligere professor ved Høyskolen i Sør-Trøndelag. Gjengitt med tillatelse fra forfatteren.

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Thoralf Klouman

Fotografi av Thoralf Klouman

Thoralf Klouman (født 26. april1890 i Innvik, død 17. mai 1940 i Oslo) var en norsk karikaturtegner og skuespiller. Klouman var tilknyttet Fahlstrøms Theater i perioden 1908-1909, Det Nye Teater 1910-11, Trondhjems Nationale Scene 1911-16, Centralteatret 1916-31, Det Nye Teater 1931-36 og Carl Johan Teatret fra 1936 til sin død.

Fra 1909 arbeidet han med karikaturtegningved siden av teateret, og tegnet karikaturer av samtidens kjendiser i blant annet Tidens Tegn. Han bidro også med fine og kritiske teatertegninger. Klouman var dessuten en av Norges tegnefilmpionerer. Klouman utgav karikaturene sine i bindene Ondskap (1912), Karikaturer (1917), Tidens tegner (1922) og Kloumans karikaturer (1925).

Biografien om Thoralf Klouman ble skrevet av Thoralf Berg, tidligere professor ved Høyskolen i Sør-Trøndelag. Gjengitt med tillatelse fra forfatteren.

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Henki Kolstad

Kostymetegning av Lubos Hruza til rollen Stjepan Trofimovitsj Verkhovjenskij i produksjonen De Besatte, 1975, Nationaltheatret

Henki Kolstad (real name Johan Henrik Ludvig Kolstad, 1915-2008) was a Norwegian actor. He was the brother of Lasse Kolstad.

Henki Kolstad was an employee of Centralteatret 1935-37, of Trøndelag Theatre from its start in 1937 to 1941, at Det Nye Teater 1941-44 and 1951-63, Edderkoppen 1944-45 and 1949-50, Centralteatret 1945-49, and The National Theatre 1964-1986. He also took TV roles, among them perhaps most known the role of Shoemaker Andersen in the advent season series of Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

Also at the theatre Kolstad had his signature roles: He acted in the role of Leopold in Ralph Benatzky's The White Horse Inn for more than 500 performances and in the role of Mister Doolittle in My Fair Lady for more than 250. Almost 200 he performed as the mustard manufacturer Klinke in The Spanish Fly. But he also interpreted dramatic roles such as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in 1962 and for The National Theatre in 1985), George in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (The National Theatre 1964) and Clarence Darrow in David W. Rintels' Clarence Darrow (The National Theatre 1981).

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Chris Allan, musician, Grand Finale from 24 Nov. 2017
Attila Ronai, dancer, Grand Finale from 24 Nov. 2017