a national performing arts archive
The development of stage design in Norwegian performing arts has been formidable. In this gallery, we collect photos of stage design in Norwegian performing arts throughout the ages. If you are looking for a selection of photos of stage designs, e.g. photos from the 1970s so you can search specifically for it.
Photos are traditionally considered as the main method for documenting the visual aspect of performing arts. Early in the 20th century, it was common to take photos of the entire stage. Later, close-ups have been prevalent. Photography is still considered as one of the main methods within documentation of performing arts today, as it provides useful insights into the visual side of a production. One may see how stage design, costume design, and lighting design have developed over time, and one can also draw some conclusions regarding the director's arrangements and acting styles.View gallery
The photo collection of The Theatre Archive at the University of Bergen(1607)
The Theatre Archive is part of the University of Bergen's collections. The Theatre Archive includes playbills, posters, correspondence, musical scores, images, stage design drawings and costume design drawings from Det Dramatiske Selskab i Bergen (1794-?), Det Norske Theater in Bergen (1850-1863), The National Stage (1876-) and Komediateatret in Bergen (1933-1964).
In The Theatre Archive, there are also some materials from independent performing arts companies in Bergen, from school theatre activity, and from amateur theatres, all of it with main emphasis on Western Norway. In the collection, there are also director's scripts and prompter's scripts with handwritten stage directions concerning the specific productions, info on lighting, continuum etc. The media archive includes reviews of and articles about The National Stage's productions from the start. The Theatre Archive still continuously receives all materials from The National Stage's productions.View collection