Biography[ edit ] Franz Grillparzer was born in Vienna , Austria. His father, the advocate E. Grillparzer, was a severe pedant and a staunch upholder of the liberal traditions of the reign of Joseph II. His mother, Anna Franziska, was a nervous, highly-strung woman,  daughter of Christoph Sonnleithner , sister to Joseph and Ignaz , aunt to Leopold.
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Popular passages Page — Love unto mortals, Reverence to the gods! You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Nov 26, Markus rated it really liked it Shelves: E rated it it was ok Aug 27, Sappho hatte Melitta als Kleinkind auf einem Sklavenmarkt gekauft und sie seitdem wie eine Tochter aufgezogen. Als Phaon dies erkennt, bereut er ebenso wie Melitta seine Tat und eilt zu Sappho. For me, the beauty of this work, is in the extraordinary quality of the language of poetic verse, throughout the play.
Open Preview See a Problem? Raddydaddy rated it it was ok Nov 18, Melitta in tears and obedience accepts the verdict willingly. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
In its conception, Sappho is half way between a tragedy of fate and a more modern tragedy of character; in its form, too, it is half way between the classical and the modern.
The author was just 26 years old. Sappho is a tragedy sapoho Austrian playwright Franz Grillparzer. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Page 25 — Wherefore at the feast Did Sappho with arch smile upon her lips Look towards thee and then cast down her eyes? No trivia or quizzes yet. It seems that Sappho is not sure of Phaon, and in an attempt to ascertain his lover forever, she performs a ceremony and song addressed to Aphrodite, asking for help from her protective goddess.
Sappho quickly observes the situation, and even though she loves Melitta like her daughter, organizes the exile of the child to Chios, over the sea, to some friends. Sappho has the right to condemn Melitta, grollparzer servant, and slave to death. Flyvsk rated it liked it Jul 25, Isaacs evaluates the play in the edition of Encyclopedia Americana as follows:. Page 64 — willingly betray. Sappho by Franz Grillparzer.
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Isabella rated it liked it Nov 09, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Is there no other feeling? Perfect Paperback80 pages. Ninespo rated it really liked it Nov 15, Following the success of his first great tragedy of fate, Die Ahnfrau The Ancestresswhich was written in 16 days, Franz Grillparzer wrote this second poetic drama, Sapphoalso composed at white heat, and resembling Die Ahnfrau in the general character of its poetry although differing from it in form and spirit.
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The author was just 26 years old. The idea of Sappho, born in Mytilene, singing to her lyre, and falling in love with Phaon, is based on historical backgrounds of ancient Greece. The play starts with Sapphos celebrated return to her home, from the Olympic Games where she had been designated the glorious winner of the competition for poetry and lyrics. Other than her crown of victory, she brings back a young athlete and lover, beautiful and slender Phaon. It seems that Sappho is not sure of Phaon, and in an attempt to ascertain his lover forever, she performs a ceremony and song addressed to Aphrodite, asking for help from her protective goddess.
Grillparzer studied law at the University of Vienna and spent much of his life in government service. Beginning in as a clerk in the department of revenue, he became a clerk in the treasury and later director of the treasury archives. His hopes for a higher position were never fulfilled, however, and he retired from government service in Previously he had written a play in blank verse , Blanka von Castilien Blanche of Castile , that already embodied the principal idea of several later works—the contrast between a quiet, idyllic existence and a life of action.
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