Plans for the conference are progressing well, and registration arrangements will be announced before the end of June. The Call for Papers closed on May 18th, and contributors will be contacted by the organisers by June 22nd, and the authors will be requested to submit their full paper by mid-August.  The delegate registration will open by the end of June 2012.

October 25th - 26th 2012
Victoria & Albert Museum

Tribute to Laurence Louppe at Contredanse

Laurence Louppe, historian, critic, and theorist of contemporary dance, born 1938, died on February 5, 2012. She will be honored in a convivial and friendly discussion at Contredanse READ ON

Tuesday June 19

La Bellone
46 rue de Flandre 1000 Bruxelles

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From Beaumarchais to the digital era...

1777 until today over two centuries of experience in the collective management of copyrights available online... The SACD Library is a genuine resource centre, it is a place where registered works are kept available for further broadcasting or circulation... Access to over 27,000 bibliographical references from a multi-criteria search engine. Click here to look up the library's on-line catalogue.

SACD (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques)
9 rue Ballu, 75009
Paris, France
+33 (01) 40 23 44 55

No money for theatre history

The plans for the Theatre Museum in the Stopera, Amsterdam, will not be pursued. The negative advice from the Dutch Council for Culture, which was made known today, has put a stop to not only the Theatre Museum, but the preservation and presentation of four centuries of Dutch theatre history... READ ON


From the Gazette to the Internet

Highlight on the Press – From the Gazette to the Internet

From the mazarinades and Théophraste Renaudot’s Gazette up to online media, the exhibition prepared by the BNF focuses on the history of the Press in France from the 17th century up to now. Historical events occurring during this period were closely connected to two factors more or less favourable to the press: the juridical background and changing methods in the manufacturing process...

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Against Klimt. Nuda Veritas

Against Klimt "Nuda Veritas" and her Defender Hermann Bahr

Gustav Klimt’s celebrated but rarely shown painting "Nuda Veritas“ (1899) was left to the Austrian Theatre Museum by Hermann Bahr. “Naked Truth” - self-assured and in full frontal nudity – seems to challenge the viewer. READ ON

10 May 2012 to 29 October, 2012
Österreichisches Theatermuseum
Palais Lobkowitz
Lobkowitzplatz 2, 1010
Vienna, Austria

I Have Seen the Future... at the Harry Ransom Center

I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America

Norman Bel Geddes (1893-1958) was an innovative stage and industrial designer, futurist, and urban planner who, more than any designer of his era, created and promoted a dynamic vision of the future—streamlined, technocratic, and optimistic... READ ON

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September 11, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Drawer 7219
Austin, Texas 78713-7219

Christian Lacroix...and le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris

Christian Lacroix, La Source et le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris

The Centre national du costume de scène et de la scénographie continues its collaboration with Christian Lacroix, following him into the heart of the Opéra national de Paris where he created the costumes for the ballet La Source, in a choreography by Jean-Guillaume Bart, Danseur Etoile...

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From June 16 to December 31, 2012
Quartier Villars, Route de Montilly 03000 MOULINS
Tel : 04 70 20 76 20


I have seen the future...

Christian Lacroix


Third volume of the works of Jean Louvet

Jean Louvet: Théâtre 3
Jean Louvet (Author)
Vincent Radermecker and Marc Quaghebeur (Editors
ISBN: 978-2507050597
Text in French

Son of a miner Jean Louvet lived a working-class childhood. Three years in the army paid for his studies in Romance philology, and he spent time in academia, but turned to the theater to give expression to his left-wing politics and founded a "proletarian theater". His work is influenced by Sartre and Brecht. After fifty years of career he will launch the third volume of his complete works. READ ON

A new book published as part of the Pavlova 2012 centenary celebrations

Pavlova: Twentieth Century Ballerina
Jane Pritchard with Caroline Hamilton (Authors)
ISBN: 978-1-86154-335-6 200

Jane Pritchard, Curator of Dance at the V&A London has just published this authoritative and lavishly illustrated record of Anna Pavlova's years living in London, from 1912 to 1931.  The book focuses on Pavlova as a modern woman who controlled her own career and image and took a pioneering interest in dance on screen... READ ON

The Puppet and the Modern

The Puppet and the Modern
Marie Jirásková & Pavel Jirásek (Authors)
ISBN: 978-80-87164-85-3
Text in Czech

The book The Puppet and the Modern presenting the visual style of Czech puppet family theatre, company theatre and artistic scenes in the first half of the 20th Century as a unique reflection of Avant-Garde and Modernist currents by Czech Designers, is the view of a scenographer of the fifty-year-long development of puppet scenography in Bohemia and Moravia... READ ON

Planet Puppet

Jeu Revue de théâtre
Special number dedicated on puppetry in Quebec
June 2012
ISSN : 0382-0335
Text in French

While puppetry in Quebec knows a fruitful era, the theater magazine Jeu will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Quebec Association of Puppeteers (AQM). The international reputation of our companies, breaking down disciplinary barriers... LIRE LA SUITE