Theodor Johann Quistorp was among the regular contributors to Gottsched’s Deutsche Schaubühne (1741-1745). In addition to his published works as a playwright, he tried his hand at writing non-fiction, taking a stand against Baumgarten’s theories, and engaging in a heated debate with Georg Friedrich Meier. Quistorp’s comedies are actually based on a conception of the comic effect that is far removed from Gottschedian rationalism. In his Hypochondrist (1745), melancholy and depression are not represented as evil and morally deviant, but as a physiological expression of human nature, which is to be linked to all other aspects of individual identity.

Un malinconico nella commedia gottschediana. «Der Hypochondrist» di Theodor Johann Quistorp / M. Pirro. - In: STUDIA THEODISCA. - ISSN 2385-2917. - 29:(2022), pp. 83-107.

Un malinconico nella commedia gottschediana. «Der Hypochondrist» di Theodor Johann Quistorp

M. Pirro
2022

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Theodor Johann Quistorp was among the regular contributors to Gottsched’s Deutsche Schaubühne (1741-1745). In addition to his published works as a playwright, he tried his hand at writing non-fiction, taking a stand against Baumgarten’s theories, and engaging in a heated debate with Georg Friedrich Meier. Quistorp’s comedies are actually based on a conception of the comic effect that is far removed from Gottschedian rationalism. In his Hypochondrist (1745), melancholy and depression are not represented as evil and morally deviant, but as a physiological expression of human nature, which is to be linked to all other aspects of individual identity.
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