Slavery on Scene: Locating Dutch Theatre in the Abolitionist Debate (1775-1825)

01 October 2016 → 31 December 2020
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
    • Theatre and performance
theatre Cultural Materialism Slavery
Project description

SoS is the first systematic study exploring the representation of slavery on the Dutch stage in an age of significant ideological and political change. Considering text and performance as equally important carriers of meaning, it will try to determine the position of theatre in the abolitionist debate, and shed light on the complexities of the abolitionist ideology of that time.