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Franz Grillparzer: Die Ahnfrau. Trauerspiel in funf Aufzugen Entstanden 1816. Erstdruck: Wien (Wallishauser), 1817. Urauffuhrung am 31.01.1817, Theater an der Wien, Wien. Vollstandige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015, 2. Auflage. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Franz Grillparzer: Samtliche Werke. Ausgewahlte Briefe, ...more
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Die Ahnfrau
Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872)

The “Ancestress” is Grillparzer’s first drama and major work.

The original idea stems from the author’s earlier short prose work “Das Kloster bei Sendimor.”
The dramatic issue of this family drama is the murder, by her husband, of a woman who gave birth to an adulterous child.

Since then, this woman has been the cursed ancestress of the noble descent of the house of Borotine.
She has haunted the castle for many generations and is condemned to do so until the
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Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer war ein österreichischer Schriftsteller, der vor allem als Dramatiker hervorgetreten ist. Aufgrund der identitätsstiftenden Verwendung seiner Werke, vor allem nach 1945, wird er auch als österreichischer Nationaldichter bezeichnet.
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