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Theatre puppets on Norwegian stages from 1945 to 2021(964)
Theatre puppets, in Norway often referred to as theatre figures (the Norwegian word is teaterfigurer), have been used in performances at Norwegian stages for generations, to the delight of audiences in all age groups. They have performed in venues large and small, and they have taken part in movies and TV productions. But when the spotlights are turned off and the puppets leave the stage - where do they go? The ugly duckling, Hedda Gabler, Mister Hare - the baker in the Hunchback Wood, or the peaceful man? Or the TV stars Pompel and Pilt, and Titten Tei? Do they still exist, or are they gone? Are they hidden, or perhaps forgotten?
When it comes to the state of the puppets, much is unknown, and little is documented. That is why we, in collaboration with the Sceneweb archive, have started the work of documenting, registering, and collecting an exciting selection of theatre puppets used in performances at Norwegian stages from 1945 onwards. This is the start of a treasure hunt. Welcome to the Theatre puppet gallery!View gallery
Rosendal Teater's poster collection(61)
Rosendal Teater is a programming venue in Trondheim, established as Avant Garden or Teaterhuset Avant Garden in 1984. The three professional independent theatre companies Magna Vox (formerly Det lille musikkteater), Petrujska Teater and Studio Teater established Avant Garden as a foundation. The companies ran the theatre for many years, and they programmed both their own productions and visiting performances. Eventually, the theatre went through a change towards what it now is: A programming theatre with an artistic profile, as determined by an artistic director. The spring 2019, Avant Garden moved to the venue Rosendal Teater, and at the same time, the foundation changed its name to Rosendal Teater.
This collection consists of posters the theatre has delivered to The National Library of Norway, plus digitised posters and posters from the theatre's archive. If you wish to look at a specific selection of posters, such as posters from the 2010s, you may search specifically for it.View collection