Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. ix,173pp. Maroon cloth with silver lettering on cover and spine. Near fine condition. vg. Item #18333
"We find traces of a highly developed drama among the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. Due to their contact with the arts of the Mediterranean people, who were at the time enjoying the height of civilized life, their cultural background was very sophisticated. At the time when the Spanish classical theater was shaped into its final form by Lope de Vega, who with unprecedented skill brought together and consolidated many literal traditions, the Sephardum of Amsterdam enjoyed a literary renaissance."