Philiep Bossier examines the monumental volume of Jan Hein Furnée, a professor at the Amsterdam University, Points of Civil Fun. Class Consciousness and Urban Culture in The Hague, 1850-1890 (Bert Bakker, Amsterdam 2014, pp. 875) showing the symbolic value of the theater for the ruling classes. The theater is part of several similar spaces, such as public gardens, the new zoo, musical opportunities, etc. The critic appreciates the subtlety of the sociological method, attentive to illuminate the progressive presence of women in areas previously dominated by males only. The theater of the Dutch capital has the prerogative of an alternating programming in French and Dutch language.