César - Calendrier électronique des spectacles sous l'ancien régime et sous la révolution

"CESAR is a dynamic resource at the service of all those with an interest in the French theatre of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries [...] It offers two major interlinked facilities — a database and an imagebank — but also supplementary materials (complete online versions of key compendia such as Parfaict and Léris, a corpus of contemporary reviews, police reports and treatises), all of which are accessible from either the database or the imagebank. CESAR is conceived as a genuinely collective enterprise. Its extensive contents are freely available and it is hoped that scholars working on any aspect of Ancien Régime and Revolutionary theatre will help to make this resource even more comprehensive and as reliable as possible by contributing data, annotations and corrections and by offering support in developing the site...."

"The CESAR database contains information on all aspects of the French theatre between 1600 and 1800. The scope is all-inclusive, covering plays, operas, ballets, fairground productions, street performances and other incidental theatrical entertainments of all kinds, whether they were performed or published or merely described in contemporary documents. [...] The second section of the menu contains links to the supplementary materials (complete online versions of key compendia such as Parfaict and Léris, a corpus of contemporary reviews, police reports and treatises)...."

The CESAR Imagebank is an interactive repository of images relating to the seventeenth and eighteenth-century French theatre. It includes all types of image: portraits of playwrights and performers, scenes from plays, plans of theatres, etc. Each image is associated with its own set of metadata which allows the user to search the imagebank easily and rapidly by category, theme, object, etc. Where appropriate, images are linked to the relevant datapages in the CESAR database...."

"You may consult the database and the imagebank without formality. However, if you choose to register:

* you can suggest additions or modifications to the data;
* you can join in debates and raise queries on the CESAR Forum;
* you will receive details of new developments on CESAR at intervals."

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Monday, 8 August 2011 - 3:32pm
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