Staging Asia
Title
Staging Asia
Subtitle
The Dutch East India Company and the Amsterdam Theatre
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€ 51,00
ISBN
9789087282578
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
282
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Introduction9
Chapter 1. The Republic, Its Stage, and Its East India Company
Chapter 2. When Vondel Looked Eastwards: Joost Van Den Vondel’s Zungchin (1667
Chapter 3. Casting Despots in Dutch Drama: The Case of Nadir Shah in Van Steenwyk’s Thamas Koelikan (1745)
Chapter 4: Swimming against the Tide: Onno Zwier Van Haren’s Agon, Sulthan Van Bantam (1769)
Conclusion
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index

Manjusha Kuruppath

Staging Asia

The Dutch East India Company and the Amsterdam Theatre

How is it possible that three playwrights in the early modern Dutch Republic wrote dramas based on contemporary political events in Asia? Reflecting on this remarkable phenomenon, Staging Asia traces the passage of the stories surrounding three political revolutions from seventeenth-century Asia through to the Dutch Republic and their ultimate manifestation as dramas. This book explores the nature of the representation of the Orient in these plays and evaluates how this characterization was influenced by the channels that these dramatists relied on to gather information for their works. As these dramas exhibit strong connections to the Dutch East India Company, this work additionally examines the role of that enterprise in disseminating information on Asia and producing imagery about the Orient.
Author

Manjusha Kuruppath

Manjusha Kuruppath is Departmental Lecturer in Global Early Modern History at the University of Oxford. Her research include literary history, history of the Dutch East India Company and early modern Asian history.