Der Mantel des Königs : zum symbolischen Gehalt von Ottokars Prunkmantel in Franz Grillparzers Trauerspiel 'König Ottokars Glück und Ende'

  • Clothing plays an important role in the tragedy 'König Ottokars Glück und Ende' by the Austrian dramatist Franz Grillparzer - however, this role has not yet been adequately explored. Coats, jackets, helmets and garters are not mere props in the play; sometimes they are elevated to the level of symbols which can (and indeed must) be interpreted. Two types of garment play a particularly important symbolic role: Emperor Rudolf's grey jacket (jerkin) and King Ottokar's gold-embroidered coat. The King's coat is a symbol of his power and authority, yet it also evokes his alienation from his Bohemian subjects. It can also be interpreted as an allusion to the French Emperor Napoleon, whose features are clearly transferred into the figure of Ottokar.

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Author:Miroslav UrbanecGND
Parent Title (German):Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica
Title Additional (English):The King's coat : on the symbolism of Ottokar's ceremonial coat in Franz Grillparzer's tragedy 'König Ottokars Glück und Ende'
Publisher:Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě
Place of publication:Ostrava
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/02/25
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/04/21
GND Keyword:Grillparzer, Franz; König Ottokars Glück und Ende; Mantel <Motiv>; Symbol; Napoleon I., Frankreich, Kaiser
Page Number:15
First Page:123
Last Page:132
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
BDSL-Klassifikation:15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert / BDSL-Klassifikation: 15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert > 15.15.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica / Studia Germanistica 27
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 4.0