Julius of Taranto by J.A. Leisewitz and The Twins by F.M. Klinger: Two Tragedies of the German Sturm und Drang Theater

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Pages:226
ISBN:1-4955-0833-1
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Julius of Taranto and The Twins> first appeared during a brief literary movement that launched the career of Germany’s finest writer, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, and set the direction taken by the literature, art and music of the West during the nineteenth century, Romanticism. That German movement, commonly styled “Sturm und Drang,” or “Storm and Stress,” begins in the latest 1760s and is coming to an end by 1780. It is in German literature of the 1790s that European Romanticism first emerged fully formed, and for over a century scholars have cited the debt that Romanticism owes to Storm and Stress.

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"These two plays first appeared during a brief literary movement that launched the career of Germany’s finest writer and set the direction taken by the literature, art and music of the West during the nineteenth century — Romanticism. That German movement, commonly styled “Sturm und Drang,” or “Storm and Stress,” begins in the latest 1760s and is coming to an end by 1780. The writer who occupies in German literature the position Shakespeare occupies in English literature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, began to produce his mature poetry, prose and drama as a leader of the “angry young men” of Storm and Stress. His lyric poetry of the time is universally considered some of the finest in German. His novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774), made him the first instant literary sensation in the German-speaking world. And his life’s work, the drama with which Goethe is synonymous, Faust>/i>, began to take shape during the early 1770s."
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Table of Contents

Translator’s Preface

Julius of Taranto

The Twins

Translator’s Commentary

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