A Touch of the Dutch : Plays by Dutch Women Writers Paperback / softback
Edited by Cheryl Robson
Featuring five plays by Dutch women writers (Hella Haasse, Matin Van Veldhuizenm, Suzanne Van Lohuizen, Inez Van Dullemen and Judith Herzberg) this play collection showcases the best plays by women writing in the Netherlands at the time of publication. The PlaysA Thread in the Dark by Hella Haasse: This is a profound retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, from the viewpoint of Ariadne.
Winner of the Visser Neerlandia prize. "[W]e cannot rephrase it for you. If we Could, why would we trouble to show you the myth?"Eat by Matin Van Veldhuizen: A darkly comic exploration of the lives of three sisters who come together to eat, drink and celebrate the anniversary of their mother's death. Dossier: Ronald Akkerman by Suzanne Van Lohuizen: A two-hander, detailing moments between a patient suffering from AIDS and his nurse. "...the moving story of a relationship between a young man in the final stages of AIDS and his nurse, Dossier: Ronald Akkerman ... tackles the epidemic full-on." Gay TimesWrite Me in the Sand by Inez Van Dullemen: A poetic portrayal of a family where layer upon layer is removed to reveal the painful secrets within. The Caracal by Judith Herzberg: A comic one-woman show about a teacher whose complicated love life is revealed through fragmentary telephone conversations.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 226 pages
- Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications
- Publication Date: 20/01/1997
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780951587775