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Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft


  • [On the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare's traditional birth date, April 23, 1864, the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft was formed in Weimar as Germany's first literary society. Following the disruptions of World War II and German national division, the society was revived in Weimar, with a branch created in West Germany at Bochum. In 1963, this Western branch was established as an independent society. Each society published its own yearbook and held its own conferences. Following German national reunification in 1990, negotiations to reunite the two German Shakespeare societies began in earnest, and bore fruit with the official reunification of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, headquartered in Weimar, in 1993. For further information, consult the official web site of the society at: http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/]
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        • Affiliation Address: Windischenstrasse 4-6 , Weimar D-99423
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        • City: Weimar
        • Post Code: D-99423
        • Email: [email protected]
    • Associated Locale

        Germany
    • Associated Locale

        Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Societies, etc.
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      • found: LC/NAF, Feb. 24, 2009665 note ( Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft was founded in 1864 in Weimar. After a period of inactivity, 1941-45, it was revived in 1946 with headquarters in Weimar and with a central office for the Western Zones of Germany in Bochum. On Oct. 26, 1963, it was reorganized to form two independent societies: Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft (with headquarters in Weimar) and Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West (with headquarters in Bochum))
      • found: Mehl, Dieter. Eine historische Episode: die Wiedervereinigung der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, 2013 : page 38 (reunification of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, founded 1864 in Weimar and continuing there after World War II, with the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West, formed in Bochum, West Germany in 1963, took place at the Shakespeare-Tag conference, held in Weimar, April 22-25, 1993) page 42 (headquarters of reunited society will be in Weimar) page 43 (the first membership assembly of the reunited society took place on April 25, 1993 at the conference)
      • found: Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, web site, viewed August 22, 2013:Gesellschaft > Über uns > Geschichte (Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft founded April 23, 1864, on the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, in Weimar; the oldest literary society in Germany; after WWII, the society continued to operate from Weimar, with a branch set up in West Germany at Bochum; in 1963, this branch formed a separate society, the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West; in 1993, after German national reunification, the society reunited at the Shakespeare-Tag conference in Weimar, with headquarters remaining in Weimar) > Kontakt (Anschrift: Geschäftsstelle Weimar, Windischenstrasse 4-6, 99423 Weimar; E-Mail: [email protected])
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      • [On the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare's traditional birth date, April 23, 1864, the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft was formed in Weimar as Germany's first literary society. Following the disruptions of World War II and German national division, the society was revived in Weimar, with a branch created in West Germany at Bochum. In 1963, this Western branch was established as an independent society. Each society published its own yearbook and held its own conferences. Following German national reunification in 1990, negotiations to reunite the two German Shakespeare societies began in earnest, and bore fruit with the official reunification of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, headquartered in Weimar, in 1993. For further information, consult the official web site of the society at: http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/]
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      • 1980-05-08: new
      • 2013-09-08: revised
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