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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After a three-year mourning period, in in Camburg SaaleGottsched married his year-old second wife, Ernestine Susanne Katharina Neunes — Eventually, Gottsched went too far in his criticism.

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.

For about thirty years, he sterbsnde an almost undisputed literary dictatorship in Germany. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. LeipzigElectorate of Saxony.


Der sterbende Cato

But by his later years, his name had become a by-word for foolish pedantry. He wrote several plays, of which Der sterbende Catoan adaptation of Joseph Addison ‘s tragedy and a French sterbenve on the same theme, was long popular on the stage.

In Leipzig, he enjoyed the protection of J. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. InSterbrnde was appointed an extraordinary professor of poetry, and, inordinary professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Leipzig. Under the influence of Addison and contemporary Italian critics, they demanded that the poetic imagination should not be hampered by artificial rules.

Johann Christoph Gottsched

Sterbnde this society, Gottsched was elected “Senior” inand in the next year reorganized it under the title of the Deutsche Gesellschaft. He refused to recognize the work of Klopstock and Lessing. She died in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. New International Encyclopedia 1st ed.


He insisted on the observance of the dramatic unities. Retrieved from ” https: Inhe fell out with Caroline Neuber regarding practical stage matters, and even placed himself in opposition to his wife.

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This page was last edited on 23 Septemberat As examples, they pointed to English poets, especially Milton. He died in Leipzig at the age of Gottsched wrote the texts of two secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach: Views Read Edit View history.

His first wife, Luise Kulmus was also a prominent author. Johann Christoph Gottsched 2 February — 12 December was a German philosopher, author, and critic.