Things Are So Great In Denmark, There Is No Great Theatre

Things are alomst Utopian for the theatre in Denmark. “Here, the preference is overwhelmingly for word-bound, well-made plays. These are supported by per-capita funding levels significantly higher than Britain’s and a peerless children’s theatre network, totalling 50 companies, which grooms audiences early. A lavishly funded playwriting course in the city of Aarhus supplies a steady stream of playwrights. And because of strict union rules, actors enjoy astonishing luxuries, including a minimum term of employment of 75 days. The Danes have created something that other countries don’t dare dream about: an all-encompassing cradle-to-grave theatrical welfare state.” So where are the great Danish plays and theatre companies?