This research project is the third and final part of a triptych that focuses on two underexposed perspectives in the study of Flemish theater, in publications on the subject and in various theater courses: the historical dimension and the dimension of the theater text.
The first part, Vergeten Vlaams Repertoire (1945-1980) resulted in an anthology and an exhibition and deals with the specific matter of a forgotten and, especially for a younger generation, completely unknown period of Flemish theater history and the Flemish theater repertoire. Part two, Het drama van het drama will result in two publications: a more theoretical consideration of the theatrical text and a description of the historical development. In Groenten uit Vlaanderen. From the fall of Artevelde to Malcolm X. A history of Flemish theater literature since 1945. the first two research projects intersect: the historical and analytical dimension of Het Drama van het Drama gets combined with the Flemish texts from Vergeten Vlaams Repertoire (1940-1945).
Artevelde's Val is the title of a piece for which Paul de Mont received the Staatsprijs voor toneelletterkunde in 1947. It still represents pre-war Flemish dramaturgy, while Malcolm X, written seventy years later by Fikry El Azouzi, represents a completely new multicultural statement in Flemish theater.