American Goethe Society ags
The American Goethe Society of Washington, DC is a literary and cultural organization founded to promote and encourage the study and enjoyment of German culture, including literature, language, art, music, and philosophy.
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L I T E R A T U R E L E C T U R E (in English)
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:45 pm
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at the Catholic University of America.
tragic rebellion against Spanish rule in the Netherlands, did not
meet with critical acclaim when it debuted in1787. The poet and
playwright then asked Friedrich Schiller, his friend and frequent
collaborator, for advice. In 1796, a revised version of the play
incorporating Schiller’s alterations, was performed in Weimar
to great success.
Professor Gaddy will examine how Schiller’s adaptation moved
away from the complexity and musicality of Goethe’s original
script and instead strived for an overall simplification of the
drama, much like a modern screenplay.
Members and Non-AGS Members and their guests are welcome.
Lectures are free and followed by refreshments but registration is required.
April 16, 2015 Goethe, Schiller, Beethoven and Egmont Together Again
Streamlining Goethe: Friedrich Schiller’s stage adaption of “Egmont”
Click this blue text for a brief summary in English of Goethe's Egmont.
An AGS member recites Schiller's Der Taucher.