Projects of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, Department of Culture and the Arts.
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Why does Weimar have a literature archive? And how is literature made? Based on the collaboration between Schiller and Goethe on the “Cranes of Ibycus”, we take a closer look at how a literary text is born. From brainstorming an idea to publishing a work in various editions, the pupils investigate how texts change when presented in luxury editions, historical-critical editions and in Reclam booklets.
Weimar has been shaped by radical twists and turns of history. The era of Weimar Classicism is often celebrated as the “Golden Age” of Weimar, while the “dark chapter” of National Socialism is relegated to Ettersberg, the site of the Buchenwald concentration camp. However, one cannot neatly separate these layers of Weimar history from one another. This seminar explores the town’s ambivalent relationship to National Socialism and Weimar Classicism.