The Royal Dramatic Theatre (Swedish: Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern or Dramaten) is Sweden's national stage for "spoken drama", founded in 1788. Around one thousand shows are put on annually on the theatre's eight running stages.
The theatre has been at its present location in the Art Nouveau building at Nybroplan, Stockholm since 1908. The theatre was built by the architect Fredrik Lilljekvist. Famous artists like Carl Milles and Carl Larsson were involved in making the decorations, and some of the interior decorations were made by Prince Eugen.
The theatre's acting school, Dramatens elevskola, produced many actors and directors who would go on to be famous, including Gustaf Molander (who also taught there), Alf Sjöberg, Greta Garbo, Vera Schmiterlöw, Signe Hasso, Ingrid Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, and Bibi Andersson. The school was split off as a separate institution in 1967 (see Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting).
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... as a singer at the Opera of their six children, two sons and two daughters where employed at the theatre or the Opera, and two of them was to become famous Hedda Hjortsberg as a dancer, and Lars Hjortsberg as an actor ... and first appeared as a child actor at the Royal Swedish Opera in 1778, at the age of six, when he played an angel with a couple of lines at the celebration of the birth of the Crown Prince in Athalie ... king, Gustav III of Sweden, who saw a great dramatic talent in him, and also hired him at the royal court as a so-called garçon bleu, a common (non noble) page boy, reader and librarian ...
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