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" If it is not better than any of my other dramatic pieces, I am firmly resolved to have nothing more to do with the theatre." It passes even 'now for the best German comedy, and gave artistic completion to his study of the drama. The secret of its popularity... "
Minna Von Barnhelm, Oder, Das Soldatenglück, Lustspiel in Fünf Aufzügen - Page xxvii
by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - 1898 - 178 pages
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Lessing, Volume 1

James Sime - Authors, German - 1877
...of this comedy, for it is really one of my latest projects. If it is not better than all my previous dramatic pieces, I am firmly resolved to have nothing more to do with the theatre." 3 1 The reference is to Thcophilus Db'bbelin, an actor of whom Lessing had a very low opinion. 1 SS...
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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing: His Life and His Works

Helen Zimmern - Authors, German - 1878 - 446 pages
...this comedy, because it is really one of my latest projects. If it is not better than all my previous dramatic pieces, I am firmly resolved to have nothing more to do with the theatre. It is possible that I may have paused too long. You shall be the first whose opinion I shall ask.' Lessing's...
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Minna Von Barnhelm: Oder, Das Soldatenglück, Lustspiel in Fünf Aufzügen

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - German fiction - 1889 - 250 pages
...rather weakly, during his absence, and devoted his leisure moments to the completion of his two great works. Though the " Minna " was for the most part...nothing more to do with the theatre." It passes even now fqr the best German comedy, and gave artistic completion to his study of the drama. The secret of its...
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Minna von Barnhelm: oder, Das soldatenglück, lustspiel in fünf aufzügen von ...

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - 1889 - 245 pages
...inferior to it. He felt that he had at last reached a higher standard, and wrote as follows to Eamler about the piece : "If it is not better than any of...other dramatic pieces, I am firmly resolved to have INTRODUCTION. 53 nothing more to do with the theatre." It passes even now for the best German comedy,...
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A History of German Literature

John George Robertson - German literature - 1902 - 635 pages
...new edition of Lessing's works. " If," wrote Lessing to Ramler, " it is not better than all my former dramatic pieces, I am firmly resolved to have nothing more to do with the theatre,"1 and his confidence in his new work was certainly not misplaced. Minna von Barnhelm, although,...
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