Radio play: “Erasmus in the underworld”

King Minos in the Underworld by Gustav Doré (©

This radio play was among the finalists selected for production in the Golden Windmill Radio Drama contest organised by Radio Netherlands together with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the United States in 1970.

As the title suggests, the protagonist is the great Dutch 16th-century thinker Erasmus of Rotterdam. Set in the present age, Erasmus and his contemporaries Thomas More, Martin Luther and Pope Julius II discuss their problems with king Minos of Crete.

By: Paul V. Hale

Producer: H. B. Fortuyn

Broadcast: November 13, 1971