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An essay on the term of theatre craftsmanship plus discussion on the climate of debate between critics and artists in Norway anno 2010 pdf Download
Article collection from the seminar The Other Eye #1 (2012) pdf Download
Editorial on the theatre's Christmas productions and traditions surrounding these (2007) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Alice i Vidunderland (2019) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Grønlandsutraen (2016) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Helikopter (2015) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Martyrer (2016) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Richard III (2016) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Teater Jokers produksjon Peer på en pall (2012) - Ibsenfestivalen pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Goksøyr & Martens og Nationaltheatrets produksjon Askepott (2004). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for NAtionaltheatrets produksjon Personer, steder og ting (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatret og Kringkastingsorkesteretsproduksjon Teaterkonsert: Fra Berlin til Broadway (2019) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatret og Riksteatrets produksjon Romeo og Julie (2019) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatret s produksjon Kjære løgnhals (1995). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon 1984 (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Alle Vil Til Himmelen (2006). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Barnas Teater (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Begjær under almene (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Brødrene Løvehjerte (2002). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Byggmester Solness (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Cyrano (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Den udødelige historie (2001). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Den utrolige historien om den kjempestore pæra (2019) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Don Juan (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Double Feature (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon En handelsreisendes død (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Engler i Amerika (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Et spansk stykke (2006) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Fool for Love (2011) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Forvandlingen (2014) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Gengangere (1972) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Gengangere (1993). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Gengangere (2006). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Goldbergvariasjoner (1997). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Gratulerer (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Kaos er nabo til Gud (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Kirsebærhagen (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Krig (2005) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Leonce og Lena (2008) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Lille Eyolf - Nypremiere i 2019 pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Lystige koner i Windsor (1995). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Nattergalen (2005) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Nils Klims reise til underverdenen (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Nostalgi 2175 (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Onkel Vanja (1994). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Per Aabel 90 år (1992). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Pianisten (2002) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon R.U.R (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Reisen til Julestjernen (1985). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Reisen til Julestjernen (2007) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Renset (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Revolusjon (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Seks roller søker en forfatter (2015). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Skylight (1995) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Som dere vil (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Spørrespillet (2017). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Stort og Smått (1998). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Teatermakeren (2004) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Terrorisme (2004) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Tre søstre (2002). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Trojanerinner (1995). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Trær som faller (2011) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon UFO-bygda (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Ulven (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Under åpen himmel (2008) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Uskyld (2011) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Verdiløse menn (2016). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Verdiløse menn (2018). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Vi må snakke om Faust (2019) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Vinterforvaring (2003). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Woyzeck (2001). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Riksteatret og Nationaltheatrets produksjon Liv (2019) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for Teater Innlandets produksjon Pingviner i Sahara (2014) pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for det norske Nationaltheatret, det danske Det Kongelige Teater og det svenske Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern produksjon Kongsemnerne (2005). pdf Download
Forestillingsprogram for produksjon Jeg vil høre havet(2017). pdf Download
Formidlingsopplegg for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Nathan den vise (2016). pdf Download
Opinion piece in Dagbladet by Erik Pierstorff about Bjørneboe-aksjonen (The Bjørneboe campaign) pdf Download
Opinion piece in Dagbladet by Perleporten Teatergruppe about Bjørneboe-aksjonen* (The Bjørneboe campaign) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre and The Norwegian Touring Theatre's production Shark Drunk (2019) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production A Dream Play (2014) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production Ghosts (2014) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production Jeppe of the Hill (1992) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production Kondolerer* (My Condolences) - Komilab 4.3 (Comedy Lab 4.3) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production Little Eyolf (2014) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production Peer Gynt (2014) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production Szechwan (1994) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production The Homecoming (2007) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production The Servant of Two Masters (2006) pdf Download
Performance program for The National Theatre's production Waiting for Godot (1986) pdf Download
Playbill for The National Theatre's production Julemiddag* (Christmas Dinner) (2014) pdf Download
Press release about the production The Sandbox, The National Theatre (1970) pdf Download
Preview article in Aftenposten about The National Theatre's spring repertoire 1971 pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatret og Festspillene i Bergens produksjon "Skuggar" (2006) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatret og Goksøyr & Martens produksjon "OMsorg" (2013) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatret og Riksteatrets produksjon ...til døde skiller oss ad (2006). pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Brendan" (1993) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Demoner 2014" (2014) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Finnes toner - Finns musikk" (1989) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Freuds siste møte" (2013) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Gjemmested" (1989) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Jo fortere jeg går, jo mindre er jeg" (2014) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Maria Q" (1994) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "OSV." (2013) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Reisen til Julestjernen" (2004) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Sonetter" (2014) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Til Julia" (1989) pdf Download
Program for Nationaltheatrets produksjon "Verdiløse menn" (2014) pdf Download
Program for POS Theatre Company og Nationaltheatrets produksjon "KOM!" (2007) pdf Download
Program for Romeo Castellucis produksjon The concept of the face, regarding the son of God pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production 'Hedda Gabler' (2013) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production 'The Maids' (2014) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production 'The Showing' (2014) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production A Streetcar Named Desire (2003) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production An Enemy of the People (2014) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production En får væra som en er* (One should be how one is) (2014) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production King Lear (2013) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production Othello (2011) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production Private Confessions (2016) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (2013) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production The Cherry Orchard (2003) pdf Download
Program for The National Theatre's production The Wild Duck (2004) pdf Download
Program for The Norwegian Touring Theatre and The National Theatre's production Jeppe (2008) pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Den stundesløse (2016). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Genanse og verdighet (2000) pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Karsten og Petra: Alle vil ha en bestevenn (2016). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Klassen vår (2015). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon La deg være (2016). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Motortown (2016). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Natten er dagens mor pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Vildanden + En folkefiende - Enemy of the duck (2016) pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Borkman (2016). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Brand (2016). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Ingenting er ingenting (2015). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Kongen dør (2017). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Mysterier (2016). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Reisen til julestjernen (2016). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjon Strategier for en lysere fremtid (2015). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjoner Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen (2015) pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjoner Stormen (2016). pdf Download
Program fra Nationaltheatrets produksjoner Øy (2016). pdf Download
Sesongmagasin for Nationaltheatret høsten 2016 pdf Download
Sesongmagasin for Nationaltheatret våren 2016 pdf Download
Sesongmagasin for Nationaltheatret våren 2017 pdf Download
Sesongprogram for Nationaltheatret høst & sommer 2017. pdf Download
Sesongprogram for Nationaltheatret høst 2014. pdf Download
Sesongprogram for Nationaltheatret høst 2015. pdf Download
Sesongprogram for Nationaltheatret høst 2016. pdf Download
Sesongprogram for Nationaltheatret vår 2014. pdf Download
Sesongprogram for Nationaltheatret vår 2015. pdf Download
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The National Theatre

The National Theatre opened in 1899. It is one of Norway's three national theatre institutions. The first executive director of The National Theatre was Bjørn Bjørnson, who was an actor, a director and son of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.

Currently the theatre is led by Kristian Seltun.

The Torshov Theatre is managed by The National Theatre.

Information

(Objekt ID 2667)
Object type Organization
Also known as The National Theatre of Norway/Nationaltheatret
Organization type National institution
Main focus Theatre
Established September 1, 1899
Website NATIONALTHEATRET

Contact information

Address Johanne Dybwads plass 1, 0110 , Norway
Telefon 22001400

Other information

Legal entity Limited liability company/AS or ASA
Member of Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras
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The National Theatre is located in the plaza of Studenterlunden, limited by the street of Karl Johans gate to the North, the plaza Dybwads plass with the tube station Nationaltheatret T-banestasjon and the railway station Nationaltheatret jernbanestasjon to the West, the street of Stortingsgata to the south and the street of Universitetsgata to the east.

Prior to the building of The National Theatre, the location was discussed throughout decades. The theatre supporters wanted the theatre built at its current location, but had to give up the idea after hard resistance from the University of Oslo, located across Karl Johan. But the following years Norwegian writers such as Ibsen and Bjørnson achieved international prestige shadowing the university, and when a new application for a theatre in Studenterlunden was promoted in 1888, personally supported by Ibsen and Bjørnson, the case was swiftly processed. The university protested in vain, but won acceptance for the location of the entrance of The National Theatre; it should not oppose the entrance of the university. Nor was the roof allowed to be built much higher than the roof of the university.

The building was designed by architect Henrik Bull, who won an architecture competition for the assignment in 1891. The original main hall (Hovedscenen, meaning The Main Stage), is decorated in the style of Neo-Rococo. In addition there are three other venues in the building; Amfiscenen, Malersalen and Bakscenen (literally: The Amphi Stage, The Painters' Hall and The Backstage). The theatre opened September 1 1899.

The very first production performed was a compiled Holberg program (September 1 1899), followed by Ibsen's An Enemy of the People September 2 and Bjørnson's Sigurd the Crusader September 3. All the three mentioned were labelled as opening performances. The same three playwrights' names are engraved in the facade of the theatre building, and statues of Ibsen and Bjørnson stand outside of it.

The building has been protected from 1983.

The autumn of 1980 the main stage area was destroyed by fire, and for a while productions were performed in the rehearsal rooms, in the foyer and in a circus tent outside of the building. The main stage was reopened in 1985, with Peer Gynt as the opening performance.

Artistic directors:

  • 1899–1907: Bjørn Bjørnson
  • 1908–1911: Vilhelm Krag
  • 1911–1923: Halfdan Christensen
  • 1923–1927: Bjørn Bjørnson
  • 1928–1930: Einar Skavlan
  • 1930–1933: Halfdan Christensen
  • 1933–1934: Anton Rønneberg (constituted)
  • 1934–1935: Johe. Wiers-Jensen
  • 1935–1941: Axel Otto Normann
  • 1941–1945: Gustav Berg-Jæger
  • 1945–1946: Axel Otto Normann
  • 1946–1960: Knut Hergel
  • 1960–1961: Carl Fredrik Engelstad
  • 1962–1967: Erik Kristen-Johanssen
  • 1967–1978: Arild Brinchmann
  • 1978–1986: Toralv Maurstad
  • 1986–1988: Kjetil Bang-Hansen
  • 1988–1990: Ellen Horn, Ole-Jørgen Nilsen and Sverre Rødahl
  • 1990–1992: Stein Winge
  • 1992–2000: Ellen Horn
  • 2000–2008: Eirik Stubø
  • From 2009: Hanne Tømta

Sources:

The encyclopaedia Store Norske Leksikon, 27.09.2011,

http://snl.no/Nationaltheatret

Nowegian Wikipedia, no.wikipedia.org, 24.11.2010,

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationaltheatret

The National Theatre, 27.09.2011,

http://www.nationaltheatret.no/Nationaltheateret/Om_oss/Nationaltheatrets_historie/