• Vormärz

    Pre-March Era

    Literature and History

    After Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo in 1815, Europe was reorganised at the Congress of Vienna.

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  • Schillers Räuber

    Schiller’s The Robbers

    A Drama of the Sturm und Drang

    “The Robbers“ by Friedrich Schiller begins with a wicked intrigue.

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  • Nathan der Weise

    Nathan the Wise

    Lessing‘s Play on Tolerance

    Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing is considered one of the most important dramas of German literary history still today, 235 years after its premiere in Berlin on April 17, 1783.

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  • Theater


    Effects with Language, Light and Scenery

    The Munich Kammerspiele, commissioned by the Riemerschmid family as a new theatre in the city of Munich in 1899.

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  • Expressionismus in der Literatur

    Expressionism in Literature

    Poetry, Prose, Drama

    The term Expressionism is made up of the two words “ex“ and “premere“, the Latin word for “ to press”. So Expressionism is the art of expressing oneself.

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  • Goethes Faust I

    Goethe‘s Faust I

    Interpretation and Production

    Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is still considered the most important work of German literature today. Even after 200 years, its still very lively reception bears witness to that fact.

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  • Literatur nach 1945

    Literature after 1945

    Böll, Grass, and Group 47

    The Second World War, triggered by the National Socialists, began with the German invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939

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  • Literatur der Romantik

    Literature of Romanticism

    From F. Schlegel to E.T.A. Hoffmann

    Hardly any other poem has expressed the Romantic attitude to life as perfectly as the poem ‘Moonlit Night’ by Joseph von Eichendorff, which he wrote between 1830 and 1837.

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