The Mask and the Quill: Actress-Writers in Germany from Enlightenment to Romanticism

The Mask and the Quill: Actress-Writers in Germany from Enlightenment to Romanticism

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In the last three decades of the eighteenth century, a small but significant number of German actresses, including Sophie Albrecht (1757-1840), Marianne Ehrmann (1755-1795) and Elise BYrger (1769-1833), began to publish poetry, autobiography, drama and short fiction under their own names. These 'actress-writers' came of age at a time when the status of the actress was being radically redefined in accordance with Enlightenment aesthetics and the cult of sensibility.… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Bucknell University Press (May 12, 2011)

Collection: New Studies in the Age of Goethe

Format: EPUB

Page count: 200 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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