The Dutch Courtesan

Contributions

City Comedy across the Channel. Commerce, Charity and Carnival in the Comedies of Bredero

§1 City comedy is often viewed as inextricably bound to the dizzying growth and transformation of London in the later sixteenth century. Yet elsewhere in Europe, too, urbanization, immigration and the development of a capitalist market economy produced an intense fascination with the city in all its colourful complexity. The Spanish Brabanter (1617), a comedy [read more…]