Take Care [Gættu þín]
Other Plays by Kristín Bjarnadóttir
Bjarnadóttir, Kristín (Icelandic playwright, poet, actress, b. Blönduós, Iceland, 1948-____), “Take Care [Gættu þín],”
a __-minute realistic/lyrical fantasy in English, set in _____, 1985,
© 1985 by Kristín Bjarnadóttir;
• in Kristín Bjarnadóttir’s Take Care [Gættu þín] (______, Sweden: The Author, 1985);
• script/rights available from Kristín Bjarnadóttir, telephone + 354 -568 31 90, fax 568 3192, e-mail email@example.com, http://www.rsi.is, http://www.mamut.com/homepages/Sweden/3/9/bjarnadottir/main.htm.
• Cited byhttp://www.leikskald.is/leikrit/enska/kbgaettu.html, accessed April 27, 2007.
_____ (m), __, _____; _____ (m), __, _____; _____ (f), __, wife; _____ (f), __, _____.
“. . . [A] young woman . . . has had traditional upbringing into society where a woman´s only role is to have children. Reflecting on her childhood it seems to her that almost every word spoken to her was part of that puzzling indoctrination. Yet she is caught in an impossible marriage and gets caught up in her neighbour´s stuggle with life - but she is barren and can not have a child.
• “A one act play mixing realism and lyrical fantasy.”—http://www.leikskald.is/leikrit/enska/kbgaettu.html, accessed April 27, 2007.
• Premiered by The National Theatre, 1987, directed by Helga Bachmann; music by Guðni Franzson; designed by Þorbjörg Höskuldsdóttir; enacted by Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir, Andrés Sigurvinsson, Róbert Arnfinnsson, Bryndís Pétursdóttir.
• “Kristín Bjarnadóttir is an Icelandic poet living in Sweden. She is born 1948 in Blönduós a little village on the north cost of Iceland. Her parents were farmers and she grew up on their farm with five brothers and sisters until the age of 17. She studied theater in Denmark (1971 -1974) and literature and philosophy at the university of Gothenburg. She worked as an actress in Denmark and Iceland and later in Sweden. Kristín Bjarnadóttir appeared as a poet 1979, being published in literary magazines in Iceland and in the antology of new poetry, Nýgræðingar í ljóðagerð 1970 - 1981 (Idunn 1981). In following years she used to give readings in public and in radio programs but she never published those texts in a book. In 1985 she won a price for the one-act-play Take Care (Gættu þín) and in the beginning of the year 2002 she got an award in a poetry contest in Iceland for The first Dance. In February -April 2002 Kristín was staying in Buenos Aires to meet the places and people of tango.”—Hagan, http://www.mamut.com/homepages/Sweden/3/9/bjarnadottir/main.htm, accessed April 27, 2007.
• Photograph of Kristín Bjarnadóttir from http://www.mamut.com/homepages/Sweden/3/9/bjarnadottir/main.htm, accessed April 27, 2007.
childhood, indoctrination, marriage, motherhood, social role.