Burgoyne, Suzanne. “Belgian/American Theatre Exchanges: Reflections and Bridges.” In New Theatre Vistas: Modern Movements in International Theatre, edited by Judy Lee Oliva. New York: Garland, 1996. Author’s description of rehearsals for a revival of It’s Raining in My House at the Rideau de Bruxelles and her own production of the play in the United States.
Burgoyne, Suzanne, and Shirley Huston-Findley. Forward to Paul Willems’ The Drowned Land and La Vita Breve, translated by Donald Flanell Friedman and Suzanne Burgoyne. Belgian Francophone Library 1. New York: Peter Lang, 1994. Jungian analysis of La Vita Breve and comparison of the play with E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story “The Sandman.” Volume also contains a discussion of Willems’s novella, The Drowned Land.
Burgoyne Dieckman, Suzanne. Introduction to Four Plays of Paul Willems: Dreams and Reflections, edited by Suzanne Burgoyne Dieckman. New York: Garland, 1992. Analysis of the plays in the anthology: It’s Raining in My House, The Weight of the Snow, The Sailing City, and She Confused Sleeping and Dying. Includes production photographs and a bibliography of Willems’s published work, including major articles.
Emond, Paul, Henri Ronse, and Fabrice van de Kerckhove, eds. Le Monde de Paul Willems: Textes, entretiens, études. Brussels: Éditions Labor, 1984. Contains important analyses of Willems’s plays and novels by contributing scholars, as well as excerpts from Willems’s writings and numerous photos. In French.
Friedman, Donald F. “Spaces of Dream, Protection, and Imprisonment in the Theater of Paul Willems.” World Literature Today 65 (1991): 46-48. Analysis of the ambiguous nature of seclusion in The Weight of the Snow, Les Miroirs d’Ostende, and She Confused Sleeping and Dying.
Otten, Michel, and Pierre Halen, eds. “Lectures de Paul Willems.” Textyles; Revue des Lettres Belges de Langue Française 9 (1988). An international array of scholars interpret Willlems’s work. Of particular interest are Michel Otten’s treatment of the role of the reflection in the search for lost paradise and Alberte Spinette’s study of the structural evolution of La Vita breve. In French.
Quaghebeur, Marc. Introduction to Four Belgian Playwrights. Gambit International Theatre Review 11, no. 42-42 (1986): 9-24. Belgian scholar Quaghebeur puts the work of Willems and three other playwrights into the context of the Belgian theater tradition. This special issue also contains a translation of It’s Raining in My House, translator’s notes on Willems, and a bibliography on Belgian theater.