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Rembrandt the musical.

Thirty exhibitions are not enough to do justice to the master, for the Netherlands is staging not one but two musicals about Rembrandt's life. 'Rembrandt the Musical' is at the Stardust Theatre in the Hague from 12 July until 2007, with a budget of 8 million [euro] (left). The production promises: 'Never before were we so close to Rembrandt as in the musical, in which we become acquainted with Rembrandt's genius but also his perseverence, set against the Golden Age, when the art world revolved around Amsterdam.' His relationship with his maid, Geertje Dircx, who wanted him to marry her, and other aspects of his private life are covered. More serious is a second musical with a libretto written by none other than Professor Van Der Wetering. 'Rembrandt in Leiden' promises 'to find out how Rembrandt came to his brilliant light-dark painting technique'. It is scheduled (but not confirmed) for later in the year at the Leiden Theatre, Leiden (+ 31 [0] 71 516 38 88).
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Title Annotation:REMBRANDT NEWS; painting exhibitions
Publication:Apollo
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EUNE
Date:Mar 1, 2006
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