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Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720

Joyce Goggin and Frans De Bruyn

Abstract

Comedy and Crisis features the first ever scholarly English translation of two plays by the eighteenth-century Dutch playwright Pieter Langendijk: Quincampoix, or the Wind Traders [Quincampoix of de Windhandelaars], and Harlequin Stock-Jobber [Arlequin Actionist]. Both plays were occasioned by the financial speculation in England, France, and the Netherlands in 1719-20. In the Netherlands the speculative activity was referred to as a windhandel or wind trade. The first play is a full-length satirical comedy, and the second is a short, comic harlequinade; both were performed in Amsterdam in the ... More

Keywords: Financial speculation, Windhandel or wind trade, Speculative bubbles, Stock market, Theatre history, Comedy, Satire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622201
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622201.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joyce Goggin, author
University of Amsterdam

Frans De Bruyn, author
University of Ottawa

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Introduction

Frans De Bruyn

The Plays

Quincampoix, or the Wind Traders

Translation: Joyce Goggin, Merlijn Erken, and Frans De Bruyn, Edition and notes: Joyce Goggin, Merlijn Erken, and Frans De Bruyn, with Henk Looijesteijn, Helen J. Paul, Lodewijk Petram

Harlequin Stock-Jobber

Translation: Joyce Goggin, Merlijn Erken, and Frans De Bruyn, Edition and notes: Joyce Goggin, Merlijn Erken, and Frans De Bruyn, with Henk Looijesteijn, Helen J. Paul, Lodewijk Petram

Meijer’s Endnotes (1892)

Translation: Joyce Goggin, Merlijn Erken, and Frans De Bruyn, Edition and notes: Joyce Goggin, Merlijn Erken, and Frans De Bruyn, with Henk Looijesteijn, Helen J. Paul, Lodewijk Petram

Critical Essays

Opportunity in an Age of Folly

Henk Looijesteijn

Culture and Finance

Joyce Goggin

Harlequin Stock-Jobber

Frans De Bruyn