Hamburgische Dramaturgie I (Cambridge Plain Texts)

Hamburgische Dramaturgie I (Cambridge Plain Texts)

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Cambridge University Press, 2/7/2013
EAN 9781107653030, ISBN10: 1107653037

Paperback, 90 pages, 20.3 x 12.7 x 0.6 cm
Language: German

First published in 1926, as part of the Cambridge Plain Texts series, this volume contains a selection of essays from Die Hamburgische Dramaturgie by key German Enlightenment figure Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–81). The essays were originally written as part of Lessing's role as advisor at the Hamburg National Theatre. Texts are presented in German with a short editorial introduction in English. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Lessing and the development of German drama.

1. Cronegk
Olint und Sophromia. The martyr as hero. The art of acting
2. Voltaire
Sémiramis. Ghosts on the stage
3. Lessing
Miss Sara Sampson. 'Das bürgerliche Trauerspiel'
4. Voltaire
Zaïre. French and English tragedy
5. Du Belloy
Zelmire. The historical drama
6. T. Corneille
Le comte d'Essex. The historical drama
7. J. Banks
The Unhappy Favourite. The historical drama
8. Regnard
Le distrait. The nature of comedy.