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  • A Theatrical Whodunit

    A Theatrical Whodunit

    How did Calderón’s popular play 'La vida es sueño' come to the Low Countries? It seems that the Flemish-Portuguese printer Paulo Craesbeeck is responsible for this. In 1647, he published an anthology of Spanish plays, including Calderón's masterpiece.
  • MOM 1: In Love with Your Stepmother

    MOM 1: In Love with Your Stepmother

    23 to 31 March is the Dutch National Week of the Book. For this reason, the month March will be devoted to this year's theme ‘de moeder de vrouw’, as the Month of the Mother (MOM). This week's blog explores a son's problematic love for his stepmother.
  • The Personal Tragedy of the Popular Theodore

    The Personal Tragedy of the Popular Theodore

    Theodore Rodenburgh (1574-1644) was an overly productive playwright whose plays were exceptionally popular. Nonetheless, he was discredited by fellow playwrights and critics, and was denied a place in Dutch literary history. Why is this?