Sturm Und Drang

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  • Title: Sturm Und Drang
  • Author: Friedrich Maximilian Klinger
  • ISBN: 9783843057134
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sturm Und Drang
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  • Friedrich Maximilian Klinger

    Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger was a German dramatist and novelist.Klinger was born of humble parentage in Frankfurt His father died when he was a child, and his early years were a hard struggle He was enabled, however, in 1774 to enter the university of Gie en, where he studied law Goethe, with whom he had been acquainted since childhood, helped him in many ways In 1775 Klinger gained with his tragedy Die Zwillinge a prize offered by the Hamburg theatre, under the auspices of the actress Sophie Charlotte Ackermann 1714 1792 and her son the famous actor and playwright, Friedrich Ludwig Schr der 1744 1816 In 1776 Klinger was appointed Theaterdichter to the Seylersche Schauspiel Gesellschaft and held this post for two years In 1778 he entered the Austrian military service and took part in the Bavarian war of succession In 1780 he went to Saint Petersburg, became an officer in the Russian army, was ennobled and attached to the Grand Duke Paul, whom he accompanied on a journey to Italy and France In 1785 he was appointed director of the corps of cadets, and having married a natural daughter of the empress Catharine, was made praeses of the Academy of Knights in 1799 In 1803 Klinger was nominated by the emperor Alexander curator of the university of Dorpat, an office he held until 1817 in 1811 he became lieutenant general He then gradually gave up his official posts, and after living for many years in honourable retirement, died at Dorpat.Klinger was a man of vigorous moral character and full of fine feeling, though the bitter experiences and deprivations of his youth are largely reflected in his dramas It was one of his earliest works, Sturm und Drang 1776 , which gave its name to this artistic epoch In addition to this tragedy and Die Zwillinge 1776 , the chief plays of his early period of passionate fervour and restless storm and stress are Die neue Arria 1776 , Simsone Grisaldo 1776 and Stilpo und seine Kinder 1780 To a later period belongs the fine double tragedy of Medea in Korinth and Medea auf dem Kaukasos 1791 In Russia he devoted himself mainly to the writing of philosophical romances, of which the best known are Fausts Leben, Taten und H llenfahrt 1791 , Geschichte Giafars des Barmeciden 1792 and Geschichte Raphaeis de Aquillas 1793 This series was closed in 1803 with Betrachtungen und Gedanken ber verschiedene Gegenst nde der Welt und der Literatur In these works Klinger gives calm and dignified expression to the leading ideas which the period of Sturm und Drang had bequeathed to German classical literature.


  • The play that lent its name to the Sturm und Drang Storm and Stress movement or the loose connection of writers and texts that fall under that umbrella is perhaps the least intense and frantic of the plays I ve read so far from the same era To be sure, we have passionate men and women alternating between scenes of intense love, hate, and fits of momentary madness, but the real turbulence here is generated by the setting America during the Revolutionary War, which lends an anything might happen [...]

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