Strijdrumoer klinkt op in de kerstnacht. Terwijl de Amsterdammers het kerstfeest vieren, dringen vijandelijke troepen de stad binnen. Zij hebben zich verscholen in een schip vol rijsthout, dat Gysbreght van Aemstel nietsvermoedend heeft laten binnenvaren. Gysbreght wil zijn stad verdedigen, maar de engel Rafaël maant hem te vluchten. Amsterdam, voorspelt de engel, zal zeker uit de as herrijzen.
Title
Gysbreght van Aemstel / Joost van den Vondel ; met inl. en aantek. door Mieke B. Smits-Veldt
Author
Joost Van den Vondel
Author of introduction
Mieke B. Smits-Veldt
Language
Dutch
Edition
4
Publisher
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2010 | Other editions
VII, 109 p.
ISBN
9789053560556 (paperback)

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About Joost Van den Vondel

Joost van den Vondel (Dutch: [ˈjoːst fɑn dɛn ˈvɔndəl]; 17 November 1587 – 5 February 1679) was a Dutch poet, writer and playwright. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century. His plays are the ones from that period that are still most frequently performed, and his epic Joannes de Boetgezant (1662), on the life of John the Baptist, has been called the greatest Dutch epic.

Vondel's theatrical works were regularly performed until the 1960s. The most visible was the annual performance, on New Year's Day from 1637 to 1968, of Gijsbrecht van Aemstel.

Vondel remained productive until a very old age. Several of his most notable plays like Lucifer (play) and Adam in Exile were written after 1650, when he was already 65, and his final play Noah (play), written at the age of eighty, is considered one of h…Read more on Wikipedia