A verse tragedy by J. C. Gottsched, published in It is compounded out of two foreign tragedies, Joseph Addison’s Cato () and the Caton d’Utique. Der sterbende Cato. Ein Trauer-Spiel in Versan. Aufgeführt in Wien Image from object titled ‘Der sterbende Cato. Ein Trauer-Spiel in Versan. Johann Christoph Gottsched: Der sterbende Cato. Ein Trauerspiel Entstanden: Erstdruck: Leipzig (Teubners Buchladen), Uraufführung Januar .
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He insisted on the observance of the dramatic unities.
Johann Christoph Gottsched – Wikipedia
After a three-year mourning period, in in Camburg SaaleGottsched married his year-old second wife, Ernestine Susanne Katharina Neunes — Eventually, Gottsched went too far in his criticism.
For about thirty years, he exercised an almost undisputed literary dictatorship in Germany.
Inhe fell out with Caroline Neuber regarding practical stage matters, and even csto himself in opposition to his wife. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They succeeded indeed in bringing about a considerable change in the condition of the German stage by substituting for the prevailing operatic performances translations of French dramas and original plays, and by banishing from it forever the coarse buffooneries of Hanswurst Jack Pudding.
InGottsched was appointed an extraordinary professor of poetry, and, inordinary professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Leipzig. New International Encyclopedia 1st ed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He refused to recognize the work of Klopstock and Lessing.
Der Sterbende Cato (Grossdruck) : Ein Trauerspiel
She died in aterbende Views Read Edit View history. In Leipzig, he enjoyed the protection of J. Under the influence of Addison and contemporary Italian critics, they demanded that the poetic imagination should not be hampered by artificial rules.
Der sterbende Cato – Oxford Reference
He wrote several plays, of which Der sterbende Cato setrbende, an adaptation of Joseph Addison ‘s tragedy and a French play on the same theme, was long popular on the stage. Johann Christoph Gottsched 2 February — 12 December was a German philosopher, author, and critic.
Of this society, Cafo was elected “Senior” inand in the next year reorganized it under the title of the Deutsche Gesellschaft. But by his later years, his name had become a by-word for foolish pedantry. Gottsched wrote the texts of two secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach: This page was last edited on 23 Septemberat Retrieved from ” https: As examples, they pointed to English poets, especially Milton.
He died in Leipzig at the age of Directing his criticism at first chiefly against the bombast and absurd affectations of the Second Silesian School, he proceeded to lay down strict laws for the composition of poetry. His first wife, Luise Kulmus was also a xterbende author.
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