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Classical German Drama (1963) [Anthology]
by Georg Büchner Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Heinrich von Kleist Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Friedrich von Schiller Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The German theatre which grew out of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment brilliantly reflected the spirit of that age and paved the way for modern drama. G. E. Lessing's Nathan the Wise is a moving expression of Western idealism. Goethe's tragedy, Egmont, with its romantic, revolutionist hero, and Schiller's drama of the last days of Mary Stuart were high lights of the movement. In The Prince of Homburg, Heinrich von Kleist, father of modern psychological drama, dealt with the disintegration of a military hero. Georg Büchner, a forerunner of naturalism and expressionism, drew inspiration from the French Revolution for Danton's Death.


  • Nathan the Wise by G. E. Lessing
  • Egmont by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller
  • The Prince of Homburg by Heinrich von Kleist
  • Danton's Death by Georg Büchner

Original title: Classical German Drama
Original languages: German


Genre: Drama and PlaysGerman

The following works are contained within this one:
     Egmont (1787) [Play]
      Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     Mary Stuart (1801) [Play]
      Author: Friedrich von Schiller
     Prince of Homburg, the (1821) [Play]
      Author: Heinrich von Kleist

Edition #1: Classical German Drama

Classical German Drama (1963)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Theodore H. Lustig
Introduction by: Victor Lange
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Manifested in:

Classical German Drama (January 1963)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages: 463

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