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Love Without Lovers play script by Ingmar Bergman

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll 435

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the typed script for Love Without Lovers, a film/play written by Ingmar Bergman but never performed. Included as part of the script is a letter, written by Bergman, to his "Friends and Collaborators." The letter details his motivations for writing the script, details of the plot, and the "framework" the performance should follow. Alan Blair translated the script from the original Swedish.


  • Creation: 1978


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Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Ingmar Bergman, a Swedish-born film and theater director, writer, and producer, was born in Uppsala, Sweden on July 14, 1918 to Erik Bergman, a Lutheran minister, and Karin (née Åkerblom), a nurse.

Bergman directed over sixty films and documentaries, and over 170 plays. Most of his films were set in his home country of Sweden, and many were filmed on the Swedish island of Fårö. Death, illness, faith, betrayal, and insanity were often prominent themes in his work. Some of Bergman's more famous films include: The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966), Cries and Whispers (1972), and Fanny and Alexander (1982).

Ingmar Bergman passed away July 30, 2007 in Fårö, Sweden.


0.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Ingmar Bergman, Swedish-born director, writer and producer, famous for such films as The Seventh Seal and Persona, completed the script included in this collection in 1978. The collection consists of a typed translation of the unfilmed/unperformed script for Love Without Lovers , and includes a letter detailing his motivations for writing the script, major plot points, and the directions for the "framing" of the piece.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Hank Wilson.


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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA