Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, pantheism, and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust. Goethe's other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.

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  • On March 23, 1796, Schiller went again to Weimar as Goethe’s guest. There they worked together for the theater. Goethe was a strict manager, chose the plays to be presented, and trained the actors. “All that was morbid, weak, lachrymose, or sentimental, as well as all that was frightful, horrible, or offensive to decorum, was utterly excluded.”125 The audience was usually confined to the court, except when some students were invited from Jena. August von Schlegel remarked, acidly: “Germany has two national theaters—Vienna, with a public of fifty thousand, and Weimar, with a public of fifty.”126

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