Minna von Barnhelm

Definition

Theater

  • A play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, first staged in1767 in Hamburg, that ushered in a new era of German comedy with itslively dialogue and in-depth characterization. Set in the aftermathof the Seven Years' Wear, the play deals with the unfair dismissalof an army officer, who decides that he can no longer marry his fianc√©ebecause of his Prussian sense of honour.
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