In this article I interpret Vondel's "Gysbreght van Aemstel" as a subtle attempt to rewrite, or rather restage, the master narrative of the Revolt from the perspective of Amsterdam, a city which had been a bastion of Catholicism until 1578, standing for a long time on the "wrong" side. Vondel's plays showed that Amsterdam also had a past that deserved to be remembered and commemorated, a past that ran the risk of being completely removed from the national consciousness of the young Republic.

Staging the History of Amsterdam in Vondel's "Gysbreght van Aemstel": A Non-Confessional Dramatic Contribution to the Narrative of the Dutch Revolt

PRANDONI, MARCO
2013

Abstract

In this article I interpret Vondel's "Gysbreght van Aemstel" as a subtle attempt to rewrite, or rather restage, the master narrative of the Revolt from the perspective of Amsterdam, a city which had been a bastion of Catholicism until 1578, standing for a long time on the "wrong" side. Vondel's plays showed that Amsterdam also had a past that deserved to be remembered and commemorated, a past that ran the risk of being completely removed from the national consciousness of the young Republic.
Drama, Performance and Debate. Theatre and Public Opinion in the Early Modern Period
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M. Prandoni
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