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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Gottsched wrote the texts of two secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach: New International Encyclopedia 1st ed.

InGottsched was appointed an extraordinary professor of poetry, and, inordinary professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Leipzig.

He refused to recognize the work of Klopstock and Lessing.

Der Sterbende Cato (Grossdruck) : Johann Christoph Gottsched :

In Leipzig, he enjoyed the protection of J. He insisted on the observance of the dramatic unities.

Inhe fell out with Caroline Neuber regarding practical stage matters, and even placed himself in opposition to his wife. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Der Sterbende Cato (Grossdruck) : Ein Trauerspiel

He died in Leipzig at the age of tserbende In other projects Wikimedia Commons. After a three-year mourning period, in in Camburg SaaleGottsched married his year-old second wife, Ernestine Susanne Katharina Neunes — Retrieved from ” https: 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.

LeipzigElectorate of Vato. Johann Christoph Gottsched 2 February — 12 December was a German philosopher, author, and critic. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

For about thirty years, he exercised an almost undisputed literary dictatorship in Germany. Of this society, Gottsched sterbedne elected “Senior” inand in the next year reorganized it under the title of the Deutsche Gesellschaft.

She died in But by his later years, his name had become a by-word for foolish pedantry. As examples, they pointed to English poets, especially Milton.

Der sterbende Cato – Oxford Reference

Eventually, Gottsched went too far in his criticism. Under the influence of Addison and contemporary Italian critics, they demanded that the poetic imagination should not be hampered by artificial rules.


His first wife, Luise Kulmus was also a prominent author. 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 Sterbwnde Jack Pudding.

Johann Christoph Gottsched

This page was last edited on 23 Septemberat 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.

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.

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