By Kenneth S. Calhoon
Affecting Grace examines the significance of Shakespeare’s poetry and performs inside German literature and inspiration after 1750 – together with its courting to German classicism, which favoured unreflected ease over theatricality. Kenneth S. Calhoon examines this rigidity opposed to an intensive backdrop that features a variety of canonical German authors – Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Lessing, von Kleist, and Nietzsche – in addition to the arrival of Meissen porcelain, the portray of Bernardo Bellotto and Francesco Guardi, and elements of German types of architecture.
Extending from Shakespeare’s The service provider of Venice (c. 1597) to Kleist’s The damaged Jug (1806), this research activates the ambiguity that the German literary international had started to include Shakespeare simply because it used to be toning up the wide yet said anti-Baroque sensibility stumbled on pivotally in Lessing’s severe and dramatic works. via those investigations, Calhoon illuminates the deep cultural alterations that essentially affected Germany’s literary and inventive traditions.
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Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject, and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist (German and European Studies) by Kenneth S. Calhoon