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Theatre Photography module

The Theatre Photography module contains the Institute's digitized collection of theatre photographs from Czech theatre productions after 1945 (positives, negatives, slides, digital photographs), which has been systematically assembled and digitized since 2010 with support from the EEA/Norway Financial Mechanisms. The entries are made publicly accessible on the basis of the copyright owners' consent. If the copyright owner did not provide permission, researchers can view the photographs only at the Institute's study rooms. Besides basic information on productions, the photographs also contain information on actors and other persons.

Since we have so far only identified about half of all persons in the photographs, anyone searching for a particular artist can use the Productions module to search for all productions in which a particular individual appeared and see if there are any photographs of that person there.

The database of theatre photographs contains 310751 records.

Searches can be performed by:

  1. Production title, theatre, scenographer or item description.
  2. A alphabetical list of all photographers in the database.

As a rule, diacritical marks do not play a role in fulltext searches or title searches. They do, however, make a difference when filtering interim search results (theatre, person's name).

In order to filter interim results (fields with drop-down menu), the information is entered into the field and the choice can be confirmed by clicking or checking the selection and choosing OK.

Besides using the mouse, you can also navigate through the interim results with your keyboard:

  • Left / Right (arrows) = move to preceding / next row,
  • Insert = select row + move to next row,
  • PageDown / PageUp = move to preceding / next page,
  • Home / End = move to first row of first page / last page.

The selected records are ordered in descending order according to date of premiere – the ordering can be changed (ascending and descending) by clicking on the header of any column.

By checking several/all productions (options appear by clicking on the arrow in the top left) and choosing which kind of information will be displayed ("Place on detail" - bottom left), you can create a batch list of productions containing the desired information ("Show selected").

The basic information for all selected records can be exported ("Export") as a table in Excel or other format.

The checked records can be stored ("Insert to box"), where you can find them the next time you open the database from the same computer (the "Box" tab above search field). This function also enables the batch printout or export or records stored from several searches. When storing a large number of records, it is a good idea to empty the storage prior to saving additional records ("Remove from Box").

1) Searching by information on the production

  • By part of the production title (e.g. král (king)).
  • By part of the theatre's name – enter any word from the theatre's name for a list of all variants of the name in the theatre's history; you can choose a specific variant of the theatre's name indicated by the time range (Divadelní společnost Petra Bezruče Ostrava od 97 – "od" = "since").

    If, over the course of its existence, the theatre was ever part of another institution, this option must be chosen as well: This is indicated in the list of theatres – example: Činohra Petra Bezruče (jako součást jiné instituce) (= "as part of another institution"), Činoherní klub (jako součást jiné instituce) (= "as part of another institution").

    Given names in theatre names are abbreviated without spaces following the periods (Divadlo J.K.Tyla).

  • By date of premiere (at the far right) – you must enter the full date in the format 1.1.2012.
  • By name of photographer – it is enough to enter just the first few letters of the surname – for faster searches, it is better to enter the full name (in the form surname, name).
  • By casting – if the actors and other persons shown on the photographs have already been entered into the system, you can search for them by entering the first few letters of the surname – for faster searches, it is better to enter the full name (in the form surname, name). The search result displays only those productions for which there are photographs showing the actor in question. Since we have so far only identified about half of all persons in the photographs, anyone searching for a particular actor can use the Productions module to search for all productions in which a particular individual appeared and see if there are any photographs of that person there.
  • By a combination of the above fields.

2) Searching by List of Photographers

  • Enter the surname (and name) of the photographer (you may enter just the first few letters of the surname) and click on the "+" next to the person's name to display a list of productions organized alphabetically by title.
  • The list of productions can be ordered by clicking on the header of the relevant column; the search can also be further refined by entering any part of the name of a performance or theatre.

Clicking on the name of a production displays detailed information on this record.

Information on productions includes the following

  • Personal information – contains all available information on the production; the section "Related documents" at the very bottom shows the number of photographs, scenic designs and bibliographical references, and the existence of video recordings (if available).
  • Photography – shows photographs; click on an image for greater resolution, including information on the production below the photograph (title, names of performers if available, and photographer).
  • Scenography (if available) – clicking on this tab shows digital images of designs; click on an image for greater resolution.