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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781)

Son of a vicar. Studied theology, philosophy and medicine. First writings 1747 (poems, stories and first dramas). Moved to Berlin 1748 to live as a critic for the Berlinische Privelegierte Zeitung. Writer of famous plays including Nathan, der Weise (1779) and Minna von Barnhelm (1767). See full bio »

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Known For

Nathan der Weise
(1922)
Heldinnen
Heldinnen Writer
(1960)
Emilia Galotti
(1958)
Nathan der Weise
(1967)

Filmography

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 2006 Nathan der Weise (TV Movie) (drama)
 2005 Emilia (play "Emilia Galotti")
 2003 Emilia Galotti (TV Movie) (by)
 2002 Emilia Galotti (TV Movie)
 1990 Philotas (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Nathan der Weise (TV Movie) (play)
 1987 Miss Sara Sampson (TV Movie)
 1985 Julius und Julia in 'Der Bogen' (Short) (story "Der Besitzer des Bogens")
 1979 Nathan, der Weise (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Minna von Barnhelm (TV Movie)
 1974 Ficciones (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Damon (TV Movie) (novel "Damon oder die wahre Freundschaft")
 1971 Emilia Galotti (TV Movie) (play "Emilia Galotti")
 1970 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970 Emilia Galotti (TV Movie) (novel)
 1970 Nathan der Weise (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Die Matrone von Ephesus (TV Movie) (unfinished play)
 1967 Nathan der Weise (TV Movie) (play "Nathan der Weise")
 1967 Der Weiberfeind (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Emilia Galotti (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Nathan der Weise (TV Movie)
 1964 Minna von Barnhelm (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Minna von Barnhelm (play)
 1960 Heldinnen (play "Minna von Barnhelm")
 1960 Emilia Galotti (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Emilia Galotti (play)
 1957 Minna von Barnhelm (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Nathan der Weise (TV Movie) (play)
 1940 Das Fräulein von Barnhelm (play - as G.E. Lessing)
 1922 Nathan der Weise (based on the play by - as Lessing)
 1919 Miss Sarah Sampson (writer)
 1913 Emilia Galotti (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Nathan the Wise", translated by Edward Kemp and performed at the Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, London, England, with Michael Pennington, Anna Carteret, Sam Troughton, Vincent Ebrahim and Shelley King in the cast. Anthony Clark was director. NOTE: Filmed as Nathan der Weise (1922). See more »

Alternate Names:

G.E. Lessing | Lessing
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