- Torquato Tasso (play)
"Torquato Tasso" is a play by the German
dramatist Johann Wolfgang von Goetheabout the sixteenth-century Italian poet, Torquato Tasso. The play was first conceived in Weimarin 1780 but most of it was written during his two years in Italy, between 1786 and 1788. He completed the play in 1790. [Lamport (1990, 90).]
* Lamport, Francis John. 1990. "German Classical Drama: Theatre, Humanity and Nation, 1750-1870". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521362709.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Torquato Tasso — Infobox writer name = Torquato Tasso |thumb|220px|right caption = birth date = birth date|1544|3|11|df=y birth place = Sorrento, Italy1 death date = death date and age|1595|4|25|1544|3|11|df=y death place = Rome, Italy occupation = Poet, Novelist … Wikipedia
TASSO, Torquato — (1544 1595) Torquato Tasso was the most accomplished man of letters in Italy during the late Renaissance. He composed the purest example of Renaissance pastoral drama, Aminta (1573), and the most influential narrative poem of his era, Gerusalemme … Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary
Tasso, Torquato — born March 11, 1544, Sorrento, Kingdom of Naples died April 25, 1595, Rome Italian poet. The son of a poet and courtier, Tasso became a courtier of Duke Alfonso II d Este at Ferrara. In a period of intense poetic activity he produced the pastoral … Universalium
Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo (Liszt) — Franz Liszt composed his Tasso, Lamento e trionfo (Tasso, Lament and Triumph) in 1849, revising it in 1850 51 and again in 1854. It is numbered No. 2 in his cycle of 12 symphonic poems written during his Weimar period. [Searle, 287.]… … Wikipedia
Tasso, Torquato — (1544 1595) Italian poet. He was born at Sor rento in the kingdom of Naples, the son of a court poet who later fol lowed his patron, the prince of Salerno, into exile. The son accompa nied his father as he sought new patrons at various… … Historical Dictionary of Renaissance
TASSO, TORQUATO — an illustrious Italian poet, son of preceding, born at Sorrento, near Naples; educated at a Jesuit school in Naples, he displayed unusual precocity, and subsequently studied law at the university of Padua, but already devoted to poetry, at 18… … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Clavigo (play) — Clavigo is a five act tragedy written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1774. The lead role is taken by Beaumarchais. The play was written in just eight days in May 1774. It was published by July 1774 and is the first printed work to which Goethe… … Wikipedia
Sappho (play) — Sappho (1818) is a tragedy by Austrian playwright Franz Grillparzer. Contents 1 Plot 2 Background 3 Evaluation 4 References … Wikipedia
Egmont (play) — Egmont is a play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which he completed in 1788. Its dramaturgical structure, like that of his earlier Storm and Stress play Götz von Berlichingen (1773), is heavily influenced by Shakespearean tragedy; in contrast,… … Wikipedia
Italian literature — Introduction the body of written works produced in the Italian language that had its beginnings in the 13th century. Until that time nearly all literary work composed in the Middle Ages was written in Latin. Moreover, it was predominantly… … Universalium