Panel Discussion on "Schiller’s Theater"
presented by Deutsches Haus at NYU and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
from 7:00 to 9:00pm
at Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
Wine reception to follow
The panel discussion in form of a transatlantic dialogue between four experts on Friedrich Schiller will focus on the poet’s theater. Friedrich Schiller — sometimes called the German Shakespeare — was not only one of the most versatile playwrights, but also an early representative of the modern intellectual. 200 years after the poet’s death the panelists will discuss different aspects of his stagecraft and the various existing perceptions of Schiller himself. Jeffrey L. Sammons will address “Schiller — the Realist” while Liliane Weissberg will talk about concepts of realism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Walter Hinderer will present Schiller’s female characters and Ernst Osterkamp will focus on Wilhelm von Humboldt’s gender theories with regard to Schiller’s heroines.
Andrea Adam, Academic Representative of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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