Tuesday, October 8, 2013

More from Norway: Ingolf Findregaard Schanche

Ingolf Findregaard Schanche (1877 – 1954) was a Norwegian actor and theatre director. He spent most of his career at Nationaltheatret in Oslo, and was also the first artistic director at Det Nye Teater.
He made his stage début in 1897 at the Bergen theatre 'Den Nationale Scene' in Peter Egge's play Stridsmænd. He joined Ludovica Levy and Dore Lavik at their theatre 'Sekondteatret' in Oslo from the start in 1899. 
During the 1920s he often made guest performances at theatres in Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen. He played comedy roles such as "Count Danilo" in Lehár's The Merry Widow, Ibsen characters such as "Bishop Nikolas" and "Gregers Werle", the Bjørnson character "Paul Lange", and "Fedja" in Tolstoy's play The Living Corpse. The height of his career was "Hamlet" in Shakespeare's tragedy, a role he played first time in 1921.

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