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Malmö Municipal Theatre

Sigurd Lewerentz

alias Malmö Stadsteater
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Important events

(detail)1944 | opening

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Sigurd Lewerentz |main architect

History

The postwar Renaissance begins before the end of the war, in Sweden: the civic centre of Malmo, opened in 1944. Here already a large and small theatre are combined in a single architectural scheme (the idea goes back at least as far as Littmann's Stuttgart theatres of 1912). The large theatre has a wide amphitheatre auditorium centering on a classical orchestra which can be raised or lowered to form part of the stage or the audience as required.

In: Tidworth, Simon : Theatres: An Illustrated History. London 1973 p. 189

 

 

Author: Simon Tidworth

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