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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Under the influence stfrbende Addison and contemporary Italian critics, they demanded that the poetic imagination should not be hampered by artificial rules. LeipzigElectorate of Saxony. He insisted on the observance of the dramatic unities. For about thirty years, he exercised an almost undisputed literary dictatorship in Germany. InGottsched was appointed an extraordinary professor of poetry, and, inordinary professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Leipzig.
Johann Christoph Gottsched 2 Catto — 12 December was a German philosopher, author, and critic. She died in He wrote several plays, of which Der sterbende Catoan adaptation of Joseph Addison ‘s tragedy and a French play on the same theme, was long popular on the stage.
Johann Christoph Gottsched
Of this society, Gottsched was elected “Senior” inand in the next year reorganized it under the title of the Deutsche Gesellschaft. In Leipzig, he enjoyed xterbende protection of J.
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.
In his efforts toward the reformation of the German drama, Gottsched was aided by his wife, Luisea prolific writer and translator, and had the cooperation of the theatrical manager Johann Neuber and his wife, Caroline.
Views Read Edit View history. Inhe fell out with Caroline Neuber regarding practical stage matters, and even placed himself in opposition to his wife. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. As examples, they pointed to English poets, especially Milton. He died in Leipzig at the age of His first wife, Luise Kulmus was also a prominent author. But by his later years, his name had become a by-word for foolish pedantry. 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.
New International Encyclopedia 1st ed. Eventually, Gottsched went too far in his criticism.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 23 Septemberat He refused to recognize the sterbenre of Klopstock and Lessing. After a three-year mourning period, in in Camburg SaaleGottsched married his year-old second wife, Ernestine Susanne Katharina Neunes —