Petrus Vladeraccus. Tobias (1598)

Michiel Verweij (Author),

Series: Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia 17

Category: Literature

Language: English

ISBN: 9789058671776

Publication date: December 4, 2001

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Size: 240 x 160 x mm


Petrus Vladeraccus. Tobias offers a text edition of this Latin school drama from 1598, staging the biblical history of Tobias. This edition is based upon the only preserved copy of the original print of 1598.

The actual text is preceded by an elaborate biography of Petrus van Vladeracken (1571-1618) and an analysis of the text and the problems he was confronted with while composing the play. The “Tobias” is the only play from the Old-Latin school of s’-Hertogenbosch to survive the ravages of time. It argues not only the survival of the schoolplay-tradition of the first half of the 16th century, but also the mentality in ‘s-Hertogenbosch around 1600, being a catholic and Spanish bastion versus the calvinistic Republic of the United Provinces.



List of general works of reference

List of abbreviations of comedies referred in the commentary


  1. Petrus Vladeraccus: his life and works

  2. The Tobias (1598)

    1. Inventio
    2. Dispositio
    3. Elocutio
    4. Productio et editio



  1. Full title of the ‘s Hertogenbosch 1598 edition
  2. Motto
  3. Dedicatory letter
  4. Commendatory poems
      Gulielmus Vennius
      Nicolaus Bardoul




Michiel Verweij

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