Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe
After finishing school in Schulpforta , Brawe began studying law at the University of Leipzig . There he was in the circle of friends around Christian Fürchtegott Gellert , Ewald Christian von Kleist , Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and Christian Felix Weisse . Supported and promoted by Lessing, Brawe wrote a civil (“Der Freygeist”) and a historical (“Brutus”) tragedy .
His “Freygeist” is modeled on Lessing's “ Miss Sara Sampson ” and English dramas. In his drama used "Brutus" Brawe for the first time rhymeless iambic pentameter , which he thus on the German stage introduced.
Shortly after his appointment to the government council in Merseburg , the 20-year-old Brawe died on April 7, 1758 while visiting his parents in Dresden.
- Tragedies . Winter, Berlin 1768.
- The Freygeist. A tragedy in 5 acts . Ille & Riemer, Leipzig 2002, ISBN 3-936308-10-1 .
- Brutus. A tragedy in 5 acts . Ille & Riemer, Leipzig 2007, ISBN 978-3-936308-11-2 .
- Jakob Minor (ed.): Lessing's youth friends. Christian Felix Weisse, Johann Friedrich von Cronegk , Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe, Friedrich Nicolai . Niemeyer, Tübingen 1974 (reprint of the Berlin 1883 edition).
- August Sauer : Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe, Lessing's pupil . Trübner, Strasbourg 1878.
- Frank Fischer: Triumph of Vengeance. Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe and the Aesthetics of the Enlightenment . Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg 2013, ISBN 978-3-8253-6217-1 .
- Literature by and about Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe in the catalog of the German National Library
- Works by Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe in the Gutenberg-DE project
- Brawe Resources - Comprehensive Brawe archive on the WWW with Brawe bibliography
|SURNAME||Brawe, Joachim Wilhelm von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German playwright|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 4, 1738|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Weissenfels|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 7, 1758|
|Place of death||Dresden|