Thorkild Roose

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Thorkild Roose (8 October 1874 6 June 1961) was a Danish actor and theatre director.

Actor person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio

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Theatre director person overseeing the mounting of a theatre production

A theatre director or stage director is an instructor in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a theatre production by unifying various endeavours and aspects of production. The director's function is to ensure the quality and completeness of theatre production and to lead the members of the creative team into realizing their artistic vision for it. The director therefore collaborates with a team of creative individuals and other staff, coordinating research, stagecraft, costume design, props, lighting design, acting, set design, stage combat, and sound design for the production. If the production he or she is mounting is a new piece of writing or a (new) translation of a play, the director may also work with the playwright or translator. In contemporary theatre, after the playwright, the director is generally the primary visionary, making decisions on the artistic concept and interpretation of the play and its staging. Different directors occupy different places of authority and responsibility, depending on the structure and philosophy of individual theatre companies. Directors use a wide variety of techniques, philosophies, and levels of collaboration.


Early life

Born Anders Torkel Roose in Kolding, he was the son of merchant Christian Roose (died 1923) and his wife Lisette Larsen (died 1927). He graduated in Kolding in 1894, the year after cand. phil., and was a merchant training in Antwerp in order to take over his father's grocery store in Kolding. But his love of theatre was still stronger - also under study in Paris.

Kolding Town in Denmark

Kolding is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. It is the seat of Kolding Municipality. It is a transportation, commercial, and manufacturing centre, and has numerous industrial companies, principally geared towards shipbuilding. The manufacturing of machinery and textiles and livestock export are other economically significant activities.

Merchant businessperson who trades in commodities that were produced by others

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Antwerp Municipality in Flemish Community, Belgium

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Roose studied at the Emmanuel Larsen and debuted in 1901 at the Aarhus Theatre as Leander in The Christmas Shop and was employed at Aarhus Theatre until 1904. He also had an "official" debut as Wilfrid Brudenell in Nemesis, but most notable was his performance of Erasmus Montanus figure. Then he was in the periods 1904-1919 and 1922-1951 associated with the Royal Theatre stage director. In the years 1919-1923 he was director of Dagmar Theatre, and organized in 1922, guest performances from Artist Theatre in Moscow. From 1927-1950, he was also a teacher at drama school and the first stage director from 1931 to 1939. He gave a series of lectures on the reading of Danish and classical literature and drama at the University in the years 1925-1931. Thorkild Roose had farewell performance at the Royal Theatre with its brilliance role as the lovable Portuguese cardinal in Kardinalernes Dinner on October 25, 1951, the 50th anniversary of his debut. In 1910, he starred as Count in his first film The Apparently Dead and managed to contribute in nearly 20 silent films and a smaller number of sound film. Silent films include: Through Struggle To Victory , Her Honor , Gold Coin , A Difficult Choice and Exchange Victim . He is remembered for his role as pastor Absalon, whose wife is cheating on him with his own son in the movie Day of Wrath from 1943. Thorkild Roose was chairman of the Danish School Scenes of Representatives from 1922 to 1954 and then honorary member. He was a member of the Radio Council Programme 1937-1954 and president of the 3rd Nordic Theater Congress in 1948. In 1940 he received Theatre trophy and in 1943 he was Studenternes honorary artist - in 1951 he was awarded the medal Ingenio et Arti and in 1958 he became an honorary member of the Danish Solistforbund. He was married June 27, 1902 in Copenhagen with Lillian Amalie Eleonora Kirstine Krøldrup (30 March 1880 - 18 December 1960). [1]

Aarhus Theatre theatre in Aarhus, Denmark

The Aarhus Theatre in Aarhus, is the largest provincial theatre in Denmark.

<i>Erasmus Montanus</i> play written by Ludvig Holberg

Erasmus Montanus is a satirical play about academic conceit in rural Denmark. Written by Ludvig Holberg in 1722, the script was first published in 1723 and performed in 1747.

Royal Danish Theatre theater in Denmark

The Royal Danish Theatre is both the national Danish performing arts institution and a name used to refer to its old purpose-built venue from 1874 located on Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. The theatre was founded in 1748, first serving as the theatre of the king, and then as the theatre of the country. The theatre presents opera, the Royal Danish Ballet, classical music concerts, and drama in several locations.

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