Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Standard Name: Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim


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Education Anna Swanwick
At home her mother had read to her daughters, while they sewed, Greek and Roman history, and writers like Pope , and Cowper . At four Anna could recite long passages from Milton 's L'Allegro...
Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Centlivre
It was, however, plagiarised by John Hewitt in his Fatal Falsehood in 1734, and used by Gotthold Lessing in Miss Sara Sampson, 1755, which has been called the first eighteenth-century German domestic tragedy.
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press, 1952.
Textual Features Fanny Holcroft
Volume one included FH 's versions of Vittorio Alfieri 's Italian tragedy Philip the Second, Calderón de la Barca 's Spanish comedy From Bad to Worse, and G. E. Lessing 's German tragedy...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Hannah Arendt
Dark times is a phrase from Brecht . It is almost synonymous here with the twentieth century, though HA has a piece on Lessing , who lived two centuries earlier. She uses men to signify...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text C. E. Plumptre
CP's discussion of Pantheism begins with Hindu and Buddhist texts (The Vedas, Brahminism, The Vedanta Philosophy, The Bhagavad Gita), then moves through several Greek schools. In the modern period she...


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