Reformers on Stage: Popular Drama and Religious Propaganda in the Low Countries of Charles V, 1515-1556
University of Toronto Press, 1 jan. 2000 - 364 pagina's
During the time of Charles V, plays were written and performed by amateur literary and acting societies known as chambers of rhetoric. Members of the chambers saw themselves not only as entertainers, but as religious and cultural leaders, and on the strength of this sense of mission became the most influential performers of vernacular drama in the Low Countries. Gary Waite examines the social and religious messages of the plays presented, showing how they promoted or opposed calls for reform, religious and otherwise.
Presenting an overview of some eighty surviving scripts from across the Low Countries, Waite considers the culture and drama of two distinct urban communities in particular: Antwerp and Amsterdam. He argues that the dramatists promoted a wide range of reform perspectives, but in so doing they reshaped reform ideas to accommodate their own concerns as urban artisans and merchants. In the end, despite their desire for peace, they contributed significantly to the rise of anticlerical sentiment and reform aspirations and to increasing dissatisfaction with Habsburg rule.
Offering perspectives gleaned from primary material that is available only in sixteenth-century Dutch, this study adds significantly to existing scholarship on the local ramifications of the Reformation in the Low Countries.
Wat mensen zeggen - Een recensie schrijven
Rhetoricians and Urban Culture
The Chambers of Rhetoric in Antwerp
Amsterdam Rhetoricians and the Reformation
Anticlerical Drama and the Reform Controversies in
Popular Ritual Social Protest and the Rhetorician Competition
Rhetoricians and Reform after the Ghent Competition
Dialect Focusing and Language Transfer in Sixteenth Century Germany
Fragmentweergave - 2001