Until now, it was impossible to know which productions were staged at the Comédie-Française during the ancien régime and what kind of audiences they attracted. The digitization of the theater’s revenue and expenditure records for 113 seasons, from 1680 to 1793, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, provides a wealth of new data.
In the framework of the cluster and drawing from a collection with international appeal, the objective is to propose a reflection on the methodology, functioning, and experimentation of the digital humanities.
Christian BIET, university professor (theater), University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense, director of History of the Arts and Representations (HAR) EA 4414
Internal cluster partners
All of the partners taking part in the cluster's workshop, and in its digital humanities research
Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT);
University of the Sorbonne – Center for the Study of the French Language and Literature (CNRS CELLF);
University of Poitiers
Duration: 2 years
An international conference "Remettre en jeu le passé : Métamorphoses du corpus des Registres de la Comédie-Française 1680-1793 / 2013-2016" is organized in the framework of the "Comédie-Française Registers Project". It is held at the Vieux Colombier theater, from December 14 to 16, 2015, in Paris.
December 14-16, 2015
Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier
The Comédie-Française Register project organizes a seminar dedicated to the "Cycles and seasons at the Comédie-Française (1680-1793)". It will be held on May 20, 2015, at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, from 10am to 6pm. It will be the occasion to present the database created from the digitization of the daily theater's revenue records.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:00-18:00
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Building L - Room L111 (1st floor)
A workshop dedicated to the "Comédie-Française Register Project" is organized with researchers from the MIT's HyperStudio. It will be the occasion to present the project and to deepen the reflection on Digital Humanities. It will also be the occasion to present the MIT's HyperStudio and the projects it undertakes in the field of social sciences (by Kurt Fendt and Jamie Folson from the MIT's Medias studies department) and to discuss this part. The detailled programme is available on the project's page.
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Bulding L - Room 111
From 2pm to 4 pm