Major Dutch play on Vincent van Gogh

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The life of painter Vincent van Gogh Dutch is the subject of a new major play currently under production at the Dutch theatrical agency Hummelinck Stuurman, with the first performance scheduled for September 2011.

A spokesperson said the play was to "Shed new light on the tragic death of Van Gogh and provide new insights into the artist's life and his relationship with his manipulative brother Theo".

The play was written by Ger Thijs, who earlier adapted Heren van de Thee The Tea Planters and Karakter Character for the stage.

Actors Hajo Bruins, Hein van der Heijden, Annick Boer and Jules Croiset have been cast in the lead roles. Hajo Bruins and Hein Van der Heijden will play the two brothers.

Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 was one of the greatest Dutch painters ever.





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