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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Inhe fell out eterbende Caroline Neuber regarding practical stage matters, and even placed himself in opposition to his wife. 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.

Der sterbende Cato

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. 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.


Gottsched wrote the texts of two secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As examples, they pointed to English poets, especially Milton. InGottsched was appointed an extraordinary professor of poetry, and, inordinary professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Leipzig. New International Encyclopedia 1st ed.

Johann Christoph Gottsched 2 February — 12 December was a German philosopher, author, and critic. He refused to recognize the work of Klopstock and Lessing. In Leipzig, he enjoyed the protection of J.

Johann Christoph Gottsched

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. But by his later years, his name had become a by-word for foolish pedantry. For about thirty years, he exercised an almost undisputed literary dictatorship in Germany.

Retrieved from ” https: Of this society, Gottsched was elected “Senior” inand in the next year reorganized it under the eterbende of the Deutsche Gesellschaft.


He insisted on the observance of the dramatic unities. Eventually, Gottsched went too far in his criticism.

Der sterbende Cato – Oxford Reference

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 rer the coarse buffooneries of Hanswurst Jack Pudding.

This page was last edited on 23 Septemberat After a three-year mourning period, in in Camburg SaaleGottsched married his year-old second wife, Ernestine Susanne Katharina Neunes — He died in Leipzig at the age of She died in LeipzigElectorate of Saxony.

His first wife, Luise Kulmus was also a prominent author. Under the influence of Addison and contemporary Italian critics, they demanded that the poetic imagination should not be hampered by artificial rules.