A Dutch Republican Baroque : Theatricality, Dramatization, Moment and Event.
- Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2017.
- Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age Ser.
Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age Ser.
1 online resource (248 pages)
- Electronic books.
1. Republican baroque: a thunderclap, a city hall and two executions
1.1. Artifice: multiple worlds and one actualized
1.2. Why a Dutch republican baroque
and why not a Golden Age?
1.3. City hall: affect-or what moves and what drives
1.4. Thunderclap: moment and event
1.5. Two executions: theatricality and dramatization
1.6. Republican baroque and slavery
2. The dramatic potential in history: Rome and the Republic - Grevius, Vondel, Knüpfer, and Job
2.1. Two incompatible political models: transfer or disruption?
2.2. Allegory tied into a knot: history's continuity dramatically disrupted
2.3. Perverse powers, or how to make fun of the theater of torture
2.4. Catholic Rome and the figure of Job: subjection to the only possible world
3. The cruel death of worlds and political incompatibility - the brothers De Witt
3.1. Foundations of law: the master/father of a political house
3.2. The lynching of the De Witts: condensation and spectacle
3.3. The ship of state and the cruel political choice between incompatible worlds
3.4. Combat, the dramatic logic of cruelty, and the potential of difference
4. A happy split of worlds or the comedic sublime - Frans Hals
4.1. Happiness, the comedic, and the sublime
4.2. From Steen to Vondel: comical and tragic counterpoints to the comedic
4.3. The sublime intensity of the moment
4.4. Freedom: necessity and contingency
5. The seas or the world as scene - Focquenbroch and Grotius
5.1. Pre-colonial mise-en-abyme: Focquenbroch and a non-republican baroque
5.2. Moment of exchange and the non-existent 'proper'
5.3. Juridical staging: commerce and the seas
5.4. The precariousness of mise-en-scène
5.5. Amsterdam: city and sea as world scene.
6. Not a frame but a lens: the touch of knowledge - Rumphius, Vossius, Spinoza
6.1. Spectacle or theater: Rumphius as knowledge-trader
6.2. Nature internalized: res cogitans reconsidered
6.3. Sensing the world differently: the telescope
6.4. Reading through a lens: intensity and texture before scripture
7. Public theater, collective drama and the new - Van den Enden and Huygens
7.1. Theatrum mundi, public acting and the plane of collective imagination
7.2. Speaking for those who understand: a school drama in a theater
7.3. Dramatization: Theatrum mundi versus mundus dramaticus
7.4. Fluid borders between theatricality and dramatization: Huygens' 'Sunday'
8. Interrupting time for the sake of division: history and the tableau vivant - Rembrandt (Abraham and Isaac), Quast, Vondel, and Vos
8.1. Abraham and Isaac: the opening of history through the what-if
8.2. The virtual: narrative versus interruption
8.3. A fool waiting for the political moment: tableau vivant between retrospection and anticipation
8.4. The political potential in the tableau and the nature of freedom
8.5. Moment of closure: spectacle and a revolting tableau
List of illustrations
Index of names.
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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- Print version: Korsten, Frans-Willem A Dutch Republican Baroque
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