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German Classical Drama : Theatre, Humanity and Nation 1750-1870 - F.J. Lamport

German Classical Drama

Theatre, Humanity and Nation 1750-1870

Paperback Published: 25th May 1992
ISBN: 9780521428286
Number Of Pages: 256

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This historical and critical survey of German drama in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries provides an introduction to major authors and works from Lessing, through Goethe, Schiller and Weimar Classicism, to Kleist, Grillparzer and Hebbel. F.J. Lamport traces the rise and development in the German-speaking world of the last form of "classical" poetic drama to appear in European literature. This development is seen as reflecting the intellectual and political ferment both within Germany and throughout Europe.

' ... an excellent introduction'. The German Quarterly 'A comprehensive and lucidly-written guide ... With its careful mix of historical survey and analyses of individual works, this is a most valuable introduction for the student of the period covered, and should also be required reading for those who prefer to study more modern dramatic literature.' Forum for Modern Language Studies

Preface
Classicism and neo-classicism, Germany and the European tradition
Classicisms in modern dress, Lessing and the beginnings of realism
The revolt of Prometheus, the 'Sturm und Drang' (i): Goethe and his circle
The revolt of Prometheus (ii): Schiller's prose plays
Thr triumph of humanity, Nathan der Weiss, Iphigenie auf Tauris, Don Carlos
Crisis and response, the beginnings of Weimar classicism
The high tide of Weimar classicism, Schiller and Goethe 1798-1805
Nordic phantoms, Goethe's Faust
A Prussian meteor, Heinrich von Kleist
Classicism in Vienna (i): Grillparzer
Classicism in Vienna (ii): Hebbel
the end of the tradition
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521428286
ISBN-10: 0521428289
Series: Theatre, Humanity and Nation 1750-1870
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th May 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33