ACT: The Amsterdam City Theatre Database (1774-2016)

Student-assistant: Jan Vos

Supervisors: dr. Frans Blom, dr. Rob van der Zalm

The database will contain information of the repertoire of the City Theatre of Amsterdam since the new building at the Leidseplein in 1774. By collecting information from advertisements, yearbooks, programme books, etc. dates of performances, writers and directors will be brought together in an online database. In combination with new digital analysing tools we will be able to get information about the taste of the audience, the coming and going of plays, canonization, fixed plays on fixed days in the year, European networks, and the identity of Amsterdam as a creative city. The project complements the data collected in ONSTAGE on the Amsterdam City Theatre for the period 1637-1772.