UNION CATALOG OF NORWEGIAN THEATER PERFORMANCES


UNION CATALOG OF NORWEGIAN THEATER PERFORMANCES

For a long time there has been a need for an inclusive survey of theater performaces in Norway in order to to find out eg. which plays were produced in which theaters and when. As it has been, it was necessary to contact each individual theater for such information.

As a first step towards a union catalog of Norwegian theater performances, information from the five largest theaters in the country now has been collected in an on-line database.

The theaters included are:: The National Theater, The Norwegian Theater, Oslo New Theater, The National Stage and Trøndelag Theater .

Information on the National stage was provided by the theater archives at the University of Bergen and information on the Trøndelag Theater came from the theater collection at the University of Trondheim Library. Because each theatre had already recorded information in their own data bases using different formats for names, dates etc. there are still some discrepencies in the union catalog. It is therefore necessary to search for:

  • last name AND first name separated by a comma eg. Ibsen, Henrik
  • or

  • first name AND last name without a comma eg. Henrik Ibsen
  • At present a search by date of performance will only yield a few hits. These restrictions will be corrected.

    OBS! ALL SEARCHES MUST BE MADE IN NORWEGIAN.

    It is the editor's intention to expand the union catalog to include area theatres, free groups etc. such that information for the whole country will be collected.

    For each performance the catalog contains the following information:

    It is necessary to contact the archives of each individual theater in order to use the material about the individual performances. Further information is also available in the theater archives in Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.