MEMORY OF THEATRES – INSIDE THE ARCHIVES

  • Heruday-Kielczewska, M.
Abstract:
Theatres are exceptional among the cultural institutions. Archives, which are a part of them, provide a lot of sources about their history and also a lot of information about documentary management. Those archives contains various types of documentation items like posters, programs, projects of scenography, texts of plays, administration’s documents and many more. They contains also different artefacts as, for example, costumes and decorations elements. I would like to discuss here two archives i.e. the archives of Comedie-Francaise in Paris and archives of the Opera in Poznan (both archives are as old as the thatres). For example the archives of Comedie-Francaise contains the documents even older than the theatre itself, because we can find the sources from the beginnig of the XVIIth century (Comedie was founded in 1680). The very special form of documents are the registers, which have been keep until today. The theatre archives are in the same time the historic archives and the active records, so they conserve the films from the recents plays and all actual documents about the actors, necessary material to expose spectacle. My aim is to compare two theatres, find similar and different aspects about their documentation and show how it can be explore by historians and archivists. The documentation is also a great challenge in respect of archival methodology of classification and preservation.
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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
archives; theatre; comedy; opera; Poznan; Paris; costumes; decors; record management
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session
Book number:
3.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
141-146
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
06-09 April, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-52-0
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session, 06-09 April, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/HB31/S02.018
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