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from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, pages 59-60:

The King never having read the Greek tragedies in the original, or in a German translation, had only taken in an idea of them through the systematising phrases of his tutor Ancillon, and thus was enraptured, as with a new and splendid discovery, when Tieck, in one of his evenings of poetical reading at the Palace, chose for his subject the ' Antigone ' of Sophocles, as translated by Bockh. The delight which the King experienced, he knew not how to give vent to more royally than by expressing a desire to see the tragedy completely performed, the success of which, on the Berlin stage, with …   more >>

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Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, volume 2 (London, 1868), p. 59-60. accessed: 5 July, 2022


Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian

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Oedipus at Colonus
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Wilhelm Taubert
written by Professor Franz, Felix Mendelssohn

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Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:53:01 +0100
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