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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
Goethe-Institut, GoetheForum








Lecture by Dr. Kerstin Gaddy, Professor of German and Assistant Dean at the Catholic University of America

Goethe’s drama “Egmont” (1787) was not successful in the theaters, and Goethe therefore asked Schiller to create a “Buehnenbearbeitung”, first performed in Weimar in 1796. Professor Gaddy will examine how Schiller’s stage adaptation moved away from the complexity and musicality of Goethe’s “Egmont”, and instead strived for an overall simplification of the drama, much like a modern screenplay.

Lectures are free and followed by refreshments but registration is required. Members and Non-AGS Members and their guests are welcome.

RSVP to Brigitte Fessenden – brigittefessenden@comcast.net or 443-542-2263


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