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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His first wife, Luise Kulmus was also a prominent author. Retrieved from ” https: Inhe fell out with Caroline Neuber regarding practical stage matters, and even placed himself in opposition to his wife.

Johann Christoph Gottsched – Wikipedia

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. For about thirty years, he exercised an strebende undisputed literary dictatorship in Germany.

But by his later years, his name had become a by-word for foolish pedantry.


This page was last edited on 23 Septemberat In Leipzig, he enjoyed the protection of J. 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.

Johann Christoph Gottsched 2 February — 12 December was a German philosopher, author, and critic. 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.

Gottsched wrote the texts of two secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach: He refused to recognize the work of Klopstock and Lessing. Of this society, Gottsched was elected “Senior” inand in the next year reorganized it under the title of the Deutsche Gesellschaft. Views Read Edit View history.

New International Encyclopedia 1st ed. LeipzigElectorate of Saxony.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Eventually, Gottsched went too far in his criticism. 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.


Der sterbende Cato

Under the influence of Addison and contemporary Italian critics, they demanded that the poetic imagination should not be hampered by artificial rules. He insisted on the observance of the dramatic unities. As examples, they pointed to English poets, especially Milton.

After a three-year mourning period, in in Camburg SaaleGottsched married his year-old second wife, Ernestine Susanne Katharina Neunes — From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

InGottsched was appointed an extraordinary professor of poetry, and, inordinary professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Leipzig. He died in Leipzig at the age cago She died in