- Visiting the theatre: spatial regulation and segregation around theatre halls: Amsterdam and The Hague, 1750-1900
- Histoire Urbaine
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- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR)
Exploring the socio-spatial practices of "going to the theatre" in its literal sense, this article studies the history of traffic regulation around the major theatres of Amsterdam and The Hague in the period between 1750 and 1900. The article demonstrates that, as urban theatres became increasingly accessible, traffic regulation around these public venues not merely aimed to reduce traffic congestion and avoid incidents, but also demonstratively facilitated and restructured the performance of socio-political hierarchies in visual and spatial ways.
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