To mark the 2 hundredth anniversary of Schiller's loss of life, best students from Germany, Canada, the united kingdom and the us have contributed to this quantity of commemorative essays. those have been first awarded at a symposium held on the collage of Birmingham in June 2005. The essays accrued the following shed vital new gentle on Schiller's status as a countrywide and transnational determine , either in his personal lifetime and within the 2 hundred years for the reason that his dying. concerns explored comprise: features of Schiller's existence and paintings which contributed to the construction of heroic and nationalist myths of the poet in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries; his actions as guy of the theatre and writer in his personal, pre-national context; the (trans-)national dimensions of Schiller's poetic and dramatic success of their modern context and almost about later appropriations of national(ist) components in his paintings. The contributions to this quantity remove darkness from Schiller's achievements as poet, playwright, philosopher and historian, and produce acute insights to endure on either the heritage of his impression in quite a few contexts and his enduring value as some extent of cultural reference.

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Ed by Karl Richter et al. Munich 1985–98. Vol. 11/2. Pp. 164–166. This edition will be cited henceforth as MA with volume and page numbers. 28 Goethe reversed some of Schiller’s changes for the 1806 production, which was then repeated some twenty times at the Weimar theatre. On Iffland as Egmont see, for example, the comment of Genast concerning rehearsals for Egmont: “Goethe las den Egmont, und abgesehen davon, daß sein Vortrag etwas zu markiert war, habe ich nie den Egmont so darstellen sehen, wie er ihn las: Iffland stand weit hinter der Auffassung Goethes zurück”.

Düsseldorf – Zürich: Artemis & Winkler 2004. S. 140. 18 Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland: Makrobiotik oder die Kunst das menschliche Leben zu verlängern. 4. vermehrte Auflage. Berlin: Wittich 1805. S. 23. Die Lebenskraft wird auch “der Grundquell” genannt, “aus dem alle übrigen Kräfte der physischen, wenigstens organischen Welt fließen”. Sie sei es, “die alles hervorbringt, erhält, erneuert”. Allerdings ist sich Hufeland nicht darüber sicher, ob sie “eine eigene Materie oder eine Eigenschaft der Materie” sei.

91–131. 39 we compare the Hamburg and Mannheim repertoires is the decline in tragedy and the rise of the Drama (sometimes designated Familiendrama) or Schauspiel. 15 The majority of serious plays at Hamburg were translations from the French (forty-seven performances), with Voltaire the most-performed tragedian. German tragedies were played on thirty-four evenings, with Christian Felix Weisse the most-performed tragedian, his Romeo und Julie enjoying nine performances. One of the most successful plays at Mannheim in the early 1780s was Otto Freiherr von Gemmingen’s Der teutsche Hausvater, loosely modelled on Diderot’s Le Père de famille, which in German translation as Der Hausvater had been a great and continued success on the German stage in the 1760s and 1770s (it was performed twelve times at Hamburg and was second only in numbers of evenings to Minna von Barnhelm with fifteen).

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