Bürgerliches Trauerspiel

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Domestic middle-class or bourgeois tragedy in prose inaugurated in Germany by Lessing's Miss Sara Sampson (1755). Written under the influence of Diderot and Lillo, it refuted Aristotle's assertion that tragedy ...

Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

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