Author

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Franz Grillparzer

Austrian dramatist and poet

1791   -   1872

genre: drama
country of citizenship: Austria
language of expression: German
educated at: University of Vienna
occupation: writer, poet, playwright, politician
award received: Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art, doctor honoris causa
position held: Member of the House of Lords (Austria)
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Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (15 January 1791 – 21 January 1872) was an Austrian writer who was considered to be the leading Austrian dramatist of the 19th century, his plays were and are frequently performed at the famous Burgtheater in Vienna. He also wrote the oration for Ludwig van Beethoven's funeral.While writing during the period of Romanticism, Grillparzer's poetic language owes far more to the period of Classicism which reigned during his formative years. Committed to the classical ideals of aesthetic beauty and morality, his plots shy away from the realism which developed during his time, preferring instead to use the theater to address spiritual values, which in the words of the dying queen of his Libussa, would only come after the period of Materialism had passed. Due to the identity-creating use of his works, especially after World War II, he was named as the national poet of Austria.
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works

30

Die Ahnfrau

drama by Franz Grillparzer

author: Franz Grillparzer

1817

The Jewess of Toledo

tragedy written by Franz Grillparzer

author: Franz Grillparzer

Sappho

tragedy written by Franz Grillparzer

author: Franz Grillparzer

1819

A Brotherly Dispute of the Habsburgs

tragedy written by Franz Grillparzer

author: Franz Grillparzer

1848

Woe to Him Who Lies!

comedy by Franz Grillparzer

author: Franz Grillparzer

1840

Sappho

play by Franz Grillparzer

author: Franz Grillparzer

A Dream Is Life

play written by Franz Grillparzer

author: Franz Grillparzer

1840

Abschied

1872 poem written by Franz Grillparzer

author: Franz Grillparzer

1872

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