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Affecting grace : theatre, subject, and the Shakespearean paradox in German literature from Lessing to Kleist

Author: Kenneth Scott Calhoon
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: German and European studies.
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"Affecting Grace examines the importance of Shakespeare's poetry and plays within German literature and thought after 1750 - including its relationship to German classicism, which favoured unreflected ease over theatricality. Kenneth S. Calhoon examines this tension against an extensive backdrop that includes a number of canonical German authors - Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Lessing, von Kleist, and Nietzsche - as
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Scott Calhoon
ISBN: 9781442645998 1442645997
OCLC Number: 821261814
Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Introduction Chapter One: Mercy and the Spirit of Commerce: Shylock's Shadow in the Age of Disinterest Chapter Two: Judging Adam: Theater and the Fall into History Chapter Three: The Virtue of Things: Meissen Porcelain and the Classical Object Chapter Four: Of Praise and Poison in Hamlet and Miss Sara Sampson Chapter Five: Scenic Fantasies: Bellotto in Dresden-Goethe in Strasbourg Chapter Six: Sovereign Innocence: Schiller's "Walk" and the Naive Spectator Chapter Seven: Caught in the Act: The Comedic Miscarriage of Kleist's Broken Jug Epilogue Bibliography Index
Series Title: German and European studies.
Responsibility: Kenneth S. Calhoon.
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