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Hebbel Christian Friedrich
(18131863)

Hebbel Christian Friedrich(18131863)

German tragic dramatist. Born poor, he was largely self-educated. Hegels historical theories influenced his work, which is a link between romantic and realist drama. Hebbels first play, Judith (1840, tr. 1914), introduced a new type of tragic character, heroic through degradation and retribution rather than through virtue. Other works include Maria Magdalena (1844, tr. 191315); the historical tragedies Herod and Mariamne (1850, tr. 1912) and Agnes Bernauer (1852, tr. 1909); Gyges and His Ring (1856, tr. 1914); and the great trilogy The Nibelungs (1862, tr. 1903). His tragedies contain much violent emotion, and they usually portray a struggle between old and new sets of values.


DDR, 1963, Friedrich Hebbel

German Federal Republic, 2013, Friedrich Hebbel

German Federal Republic, 2013.03.01, Berlin. Friedrich Hebbel

German Federal Republic, 2013.03.01, Bonn. Friedrich Hebbel

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