Theatre History (ACT)

Jan Vos (ACT) is collecting the data for The Amsterdam City Theatre Database (1774-2016). This database will contain information of the repertoire of this central theatre venue. Advertisements, yearbooks, programme books, etc. from are already found in different archives around Amsterdam. The mentioned dates of performances, writers, receipts, and other information will be brought together in the online database. This database should give an insight in the development of the Dutch theatre industry and the Amsterdam City Theatre and through the ages. With new digital analyzing tools we will be able to get information about the taste of the audience, canonization, fixed plays on fixed days in the year, European networks, and the identity of Amsterdam as a creative city. The data of 1637-1772 are already collected in the project ONSTAGE. Momentarily all the collected data is prepared for the database. We will keep you posted about the results.