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Be prepared! The SIBMAS 2012 Conference is coming! The theme of the Conference is "Best Practice! Innovative Techniques for Performing Arts Collections, Libraries and Museums" READ ON

October 25th - 26th 2012

At the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Series of Meetings on Theatre Staging at the BnF

In March and April 2012 le Théâtre Ouvert associated with the Performing Arts Department of the BnF will host a series of meetings on Theatre Staging called "Traits d'union" (Hyphen)... To mark the occasion four Theatre Directors will be invited:
  • Patrice Chéreau, March 5;
  • Jean-Pierre Vincent, March 19;
  • Alain Françon, March 26;
  • Stanislas Nordey, April 2 READ ON
Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) (site Richelieu))
5, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris


Akademie der Künste: Upcoming Exhibition and New Collections

An exhibition dedicated to Gerhard Bohner, one of the founders of the highly observed international German Dance Theatre (German Tanztheater) in the 1970’s and 1980's, will soon be presented at the Archive. Gerhard Bohner was dancer and choreographer and produced several pieces at the Academy of Arts at the Hanseatenweg.

Akademie der Künste
Pariser Platz 4
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49(0)30-200 57-1000

From May 8 to August 26 2012

The ADK has acquired in 2011 several new collections and artistic estates. To consult the complete list of collections click here.

Gerard Bohner

Österreichisches Theatermuseum

The World of the Operetta
February 2 to September 24, 2012 READ ON

Heinrich von Kleist 1777-1811
October 20, 2011 to April 9, 2012 READ ON

Austrian Theatre Museum
Palais Lobkowitz
Lobkowitzplatz 2, Vienna I
Tel.: +43 1 525 24- 0

Daily except Tuesday 10 AM to 6 PM

Theatermuseum of Düsseldorf

Between Masquerade and Theatre Reform
Theatre and Visual Arts in the 19th Century
(Until March 11th 2012)

Adored – Persecuted – Forgotten: Joachim Gottschalk (1904-1941)
An exhibition by the Herbert-Ihering-Society
(Until March 11th 2012)

On stage: Alice in Wonderland
Studio-exhibition for children
(Until August 19th 2012)

Upcoming exhibitions:
Tell my Story. Hamlet(s) Theatre
April 15th – September 23rd 2012


Theatre Museum Düsseldorf
Jägerhofstaße 1 (in the Hofgarten)
40479 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211/ 8994660

Behind the Scenes

First exhibition at the Centre national du costume de scène et de la scénographie devoted to theatre stagings, sets and special effects, "Behind the Scenes" is a historical voyage, both playful and interactive, behind the scenes of two 19th century theatres.READ ON

Centre national du costume de scène
Quartier Villars, Route de Montilly 03000
Tel : 04 70 20 76 20
January 28th - May 20th 2012

Contredanse : Steve Paxton in Hasselt

Steve Paxton (experimental dancer and choreographer) was in Hasselt on 4th February 2012 to inaugure "Phantom exhibition". This video installation -conceived by Steve Paxton in collaboration with Florence Corin and Baptiste Andrien (for Contredanse)- proposes an immersion into the Steve Paxton's work on the spine, in line with the dvd-rom "Material for the spine", published in 2008 by Contredanse. The exhibition takes place from 4th February to 27 May 2012 in the Cultural Center of Hasselt, as part of the Triennal Superbodies. READ ON

Maison du spectacle La Bellone
Rue de Flandre 46
1000 Brusells

Exhibition on Le Théâtre de la Huchette at the BnF

The world-renowned Théâtre de la Huchette located in Paris' Left Bank has donated to the BnF much of its archives from 1965 to 2001. Almost forty years of posters, programs, photographs, costumes, elements of theatrical scenery have enriched the collections of the Performing Arts Department and will soon be exhibited READ ON

Site François-Mitterrand
Quai François-Mauriac
75706 Paris Cedex 13
Téléphone : 33(0)1 53 79 59 59
February 25th - April 8 2012


Shakespeare and the Staging of English History

Shakespeare and the Staging of English History
Janette Dillon (Author)
May 5 2012
ISBN: 0199593167

This new study of Shakespeare's English history plays looks at the plays through the lens of early modern staging, focusing on the recurrence of particular stage pictures and 'units of action', and seeking to show how these units function in particular and characteristic ways within the history plays. Through close analysis of stage practice and stage picture, the book builds a profile of the kinds of writing and staging that characterise a Shakespearean history play and that differentiate one history play from another... READ ON

Anthologie du théâtre français du 20e siècle

Collective (Author)
December 8 2011
ISBN-10: 2070442144
Text in French

This book is composed of thirty excerpts
that allow browsing through renowned French Theater scenes. Beside writers like Ionesco, Broom, and Beckett you will also find Boulevard theatre playwrights like Andre Roussin, Jean Poiret, etc. The excerpts are accompanied by quotations from directors, authors, and critics who promote their works. READ ON

What's On?

English interface for the Virtual Library Medien Buehne Film

Since the beginning of this year you can access the Virtual Library Medien Buehne Film (media stage film) with English interface.Since the beginning of this year you can access the Virtual Library Medien Buehne Film (media stage film) with English interface. It is a service free of charge which combines printed and digital library resources (catalogues, e-journals, journal article databases) as well as selected subject specific internet resources for the areas communication studies, media studies, theatre studies and film studies.

The Collections of the National Theatre D. Maria II Now Accessible Online

The scope of this collection includes more than 10.000 books, including 915 theatre brochures from the XVII and XVIII century, reference books about theatre and the performing arts, stage designs, printed and hand written scores, programs and posters, graphic and iconographic material (posters caricatures, drawings, costume designs) and specialized periodicals. The collection also includes a large number of records concerning the life of the TNDMII (Lisbon, Portugal), such as theatre reviews (press clipping), biographical records of actors, play writers, stage designers and others, (from the XIX century to this day) video records for all the activities held at the TNDMII and other theatres repertoire. READ ON

To access the catalog click here

Opening of a New Website Dedicated to Molière

Last December a new website in French promoting the knowledge of Molière’s works opened. This site is more precisely dedicated to the fact that many people doubt that Molière is indeed the author of his work (!) and attempt to correct this view in Moliere’s favor... READ ON

Opening of a Documentation Centre in La BiblioMusiCineteca of Barcelona

The BiblioMusiCineteca of Barcelona has opened a Research and Documentation Centre (Centre de Documentació d'Arts Escèniques) dedicated to performing arts. One of the most important goal of this Centre is to spread culture and to be part of the memory of the performing arts of Catalunya and Spain...  READ ON

Moving of the Theater Instituut Nederland to the Stopera

The Theater Instituut Nederland (TIN) will open its doors in 2013 in the cultural and civil heart of Amsterdam: the Stopera (Municipal Centre and Music Theater). The Theater Museum which is threatened with closure is developing its plans further with the director of the Stopera. The move is conditional on the support by the Ministry of Education, Culture & Science and the municipality of Amsterdam.... READ ON