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Weimar Anthropology, 1779–1789

Matthew Bell

in Goethe's Naturalistic Anthropology: Man and Other Plants

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158943
eISBN:
9780191673429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158943.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses Goethe's actions and writings between 1779 and 1789. These include the play, Iphigenie auf Tauris, where he examined a new way of reconciling the idea that man is part of ... More


From Drama to Narrative: Goethe and Kleist

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the shift of critical interest from muthos to êthos at once marks the late neoclassical era and heralds the decline of Aristotelian poetics. Plot ... More


Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph is a cultural history of the performance, reception and influence of the ancient Greek tragedy Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. First produced in the late 5th century BCE in Athens, ... More


Rediscovering Tauris

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An overview of the geographical, historical and archaeological aspects of Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris shows how the setting of the play, on the Crimean coast of the Ukraine in the Northern Black ... More


Goethe’s Iphigenie Between Germany and the World

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The most important reception of IT in cultural history is Goethe's verse tragedy Iphigenie auf Tauris (1786). Goethe's Greeks do not rob the barbarians of their unique statue. The victory won in all ... More


Gluck’s Iphigenia in Tauris

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This selection contains the introductory part of a four-part essay devoted to the opera that Berlioz considered Gluck’s masterpiece (for the remainder, see the Companion Website). That he should ... More


A Precarious Balance: Rereading German Classicism

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Theodor Adorno's arguments regarding the role of the concept of classicism in German literary history by focusing on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It considers Adorno's essay “On ... More


Beyond an Aesthetics of Containment: Trajectories of the Imagination in Moritz and Goethe

Elliott Schreiber

in The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451782
eISBN:
9780801466014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451782.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter turns to the space of mythology as construed in Moritz’s Götterlehre oder Mythologische Dichtungen der Alten (Doctrine of the Gods or Mythological Fictions of the Ancients). Here, Moritz ... More


Operatic Discoveries: The Complex Tragedy with a Happy Ending

Blair Hoxby

in What Was Tragedy?: Theory and the Early Modern Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198749165
eISBN:
9780191813283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749165.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

That the heroes of tragedies and the persons of operas are divided by a historical and philosophical chasm is a core belief that we have inherited from Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Adorno, who insist ... More


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