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Icelandic Solo Act Staged in Copenhagen

The Egils Saga-based solo act Brák, by Icelandic acress Brynhildur Gudjónsdóttir, will be staged on Islands brygge in Copenhagen on two occasions next month on behalf of the Nordic Culture Institute.

Brynhildur Gudjónsdóttir. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“It’s the 2009-angle. The outvasion of the heart. Give but not take,” Gudjónsdóttir told Fréttabladid. Her husband, Atli Rafn, is the director of Brák.

The solo act, in which Gudjónsdóttir plays Brák, the Irish slave who raised Egill Skallagrímsson as if he were her son, premiered in the Settlement Center in Borgarnes in January 2008 and has been incredibly successful—the 100th play is coming up.

Gudjónsdóttir’s next role will be playing Frida Kahlo at the National Theater of Iceland. The actress has also played Édith Piaf.

Brák is the second solo act based on Egils Saga that is staged by the Borgarnes Settlement Center. The previous, Mr. Skallagrímsson by Benedikt Erlingsson, has also proven highly successful.

Egill Skallagrímsson was born and raised on Borg, a farm in the vicinity of Borgarnes.

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