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.
Tag: Spanish Drama
In this blog post, Tim Vergeer tries to discover the melody of one of the songs in Veranderlyk geval, which was the most popular adaptation of a Spanish play in the Dutch Republic.
In this second blog, I discuss why Spanish plays were so eagerly translated and adapted by Dutch authors. It seems that Spanish repertoire formed a reaction of sorts to the staid plots of Vondel, Hooft, Coster, and Bredero.