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educator , theater director

Ralf Runar Langbacka, Finnish theater director, educator. Recipient Critics Spurs award Finnish Critics Association, 1963, Pro Finlandia medal, Order Finnish White Rose, 1973, Henrik Steffens award, 1994, Finland prize Finnish Minister Education, 2001; named Professor of Arts, 1979-1984, 88-93, The Finland prize Swedish Academy, 1999.

Background

Langbacka, Ralf Runar was born on November 20, 1932 in Närpes, Finland. Son of Runar Emanuel and Hulda Emilia (Backlund) Langbacka.

Education

Master of Arts, Abo Akademi, Turku, Finland, 1956.

Career

Artistic director Swedish Theatre, Turku, 1960-1963. Director Finnish National Theatre, Helsinki, 1963-1965. Artistic director Swedish Theatre, 1965-1967, Turku City Theatre, 1971-1977.

Professor arts Helsinki, 1979-1983, 88-93. Managing director Helsinki City Theatre, 1983-1987. Visiting professor theatre science Abo Akademi, Turku, 1994-1997.

Member State Drama Commission, 1967-1970.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Teatterikirja (Theatre Book), 1977, Bland annat om Brecht (On Brecht and Others), 1982, review edition, 1983, Möten med Tjechov (Meetings with Chekhov), 1986, Denna langa dag, detta korta liv, dikter (This Long Day, This Short Life, poems), 1988, (play) Krocketspelaren (The Croquetplayer), 1990, (play) Olga, Irina och jag (Olga, Irina and I), 1991, Brecht and the Realistic Theatre, 1998. Also articles on theatre and literature.

Membership

Member Finnish Academy, 2004, Finnish Theatre Directors Association (chairman 1979-1983), International Theatre Institute (executive committee 1991-1995), Finnish Center International Theatre Institute (president 1983-1996).

Connections

Married Birgitta Runa Danielsson, November 5, 1961. Children: Thomas, Mats, Nina.

father:
Runar Emanuel Langbacka

mother:
Hulda Emilia (Backlund) Langbacka

spouse:
Birgitta Runa Danielsson

children:
Mats Langbacka

Thomas Langbacka

Nina Langbacka