Shakespeare Society
of the Low Countries

Shakespeare-Genootschap van Nederland en Vlaanderen

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Welcome to the home page of the Shakespeare Society of the Low Countries (SSLC). The Society was founded on 3 June 1993, and its aim, as formulated in its statutes, is to "stimulate the appreciation of Shakespeare's works." In practice, the Society strives to obtain its aim through publishing a journal, entitled Folio, by organizing conferences, lectures, and other activities on a regular basis, and in some cases through giving its support, financial and otherwise, to relevant activities organized by others. Members of the Society are kept informed of these activities through announcements in Folio, through newsletters, and through this home page.

If you want to know more, select one of the following topics:

The Board

The board of the SSLC consists of the following members:



The price of one year's SSLC membership is € 16,  € 5 for students. To join the Society, please contact Paul Franssen, English Department, Utrecht University, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, The Netherlands, and you will receive a copy of the most recent issue of Folio, as well as information on how to pay for your membership. Tel. +31-30-2536665; fax +31-30-2536000. E-mail:

If you live in Belgium, please apply to Josef de Vos, Engels Seminarie, Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Rozier 44, B-9000 Gent, Belgium. Tel. +32-9-264.36.95, fax +32-9-264.41.84. E-mail:

Members of the SSLC receive an automatic subscription to Folio, which is published twice a year, they are placed on the mailing list for newsletters, and are entitled to considerable reductions in admission prices to all activities organized or co-organized by the SSLC.



Folio, the SSLC journal, is published twice a year, once in summer and once in the winter. Contributions are in Dutch or English. In addition to articles on Shakespeare's works, Folio also carries reviews of Shakespeare productions, mainly in the Netherlands and Flanders, of recent books and academic studies concerned with Shakespeare, of translations, editions (in print or in electronic form), and film versions of his works. Also, there are often interviews with people who are professionally involved with Shakespeare, such as theatre makers. Every issue of Folio includes a survey of forthcoming Shakespeare productions in the Netherlands and Flanders over the next half year or so, and announcements of conferences partly or wholly dedicated to Shakespeare's work.

A selection from the articles and reviews that have appeared in Folio over the last couple of years is now available on this website: to access them, please click on the blue titles in the Folio Table of Contents.


The ISSN of Folio is 1381-205X

Editorial Board

The editorial board of Folio consists of the following members:

The editorial board's address is Folio, Department of English, University of Utrecht, Ton Hoenselaars, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail: Fax: +31-30-2536000.

Table of Contents of Folio



Forthcoming SSLC Activities

On 27 September 2008, there was a day devoted to Shakespeare and War. Back


Searching on the Internet

The last few years have seen an explosive growth in the number of websites partly or wholly devoted to Shakespeare. An article about this topic, entitled "Will's Web: Surfing with Shakespeare" by Onno Kosters, was published in Folio 3.1. The following is not intended to be a complete survey of all the websites dedicated to Shakespeare, but merely gives some of the more prominent sites, from which you can easily surf on to others.



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