The death left the prominent Swedish playwright Lars Noreen, as he died at the age of 76, after being infected with the new Corona virus.
Albert Bonnet, the publisher of the late works, explained in a statement that the importance of Noreen “as an author and playwright cannot be reduced to a few sentences, but he was one of the greatest (playwrights) of this era.”
Noren’s fame extended outside Sweden, and he was often placed in the ranks of giants such as August Strindberg (1849-1912) and Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007).
Noreen took over the Swedish National Theater, succeeding Bergman, and wrote difficult and cruel plays in which he addressed the subject of physical and social violence.
His play “7: 3” caused an uproar at the end of the nineties, as it used dangerous prisoners serving long prison sentences, including two neo-Nazis, who performed the same characters in the play, which included many expressions of hatred and anti-Semitism.
A number of these prisoners benefited from their participation in the play, as one of them, Tony Olson, carried out several robberies, one of which caused the death of two policemen in the town of Malexandre in the southeast of the country, the day after the play concluded.