Un lourd destin by Charles Juliet

By Charles Juliet

L. a. vie et l’œuvre du poète allemand Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) sont devenues Outre-Rhin un véritable mythe. Une mère au cœur sec que son fils vénérait et dont elle a décrété qu’il serait pasteur. De quatorze à vingt-trois ans, Friedrich dut donc se morfondre dans les séminaires protestants. Des années qui l’ont meurtri, brisé, lui ont fait perdre foi en l. a. vie. Hanté par le besoin d’écrire, il placed éviter de porter l’habit noir et devint à quatre reprises précepteur dans des familles fortunées. Chaque fois ces expériences se soldèrent par un échec. Différentes déceptions, son amour malheureux pour Diotima, sa soif d’absolu, l. a. maladie mentale, firent de lui un perpétuel exilé, incapable de s’enraciner dans l’existence. Il n’eut que de brèves années pour produire son œuvre et resta trente-six ans prisonnier de sa démence, enfermé dans cette journey de Tübingen qui s’élève sur les rives du Neckar. Cette pièce de théâtre donne l. a. parole à trois de ses amis et à sa sœur, et ce sont eux qui le font revivre, dépeignent sa personnalité, retracent le parcours de ce poète qui eut un destin de maudit.

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Caff. See CLOUGH. Caffarelli, Signor, stage name of Gaetano Maiorano 17101783, singer. Gaetano Maiorano, called Caffarelli, one of the most famous of the castrati singers of his time, and the greatest rival of Farinelli, was born at Bitonto, near Bari, on 12 April 1710. Recent research has exploded a long-held legend: that the young Maiorano was a child of humble parentage taken up by the musician Pasquale Cafaro (actually Caffarelli's junior by five years), who took him to Norcia to be castrated and then placed him under the instruction of Porpora at Naples, and that in gratitude for these services the boy adopted the name of his first teacher.

Cabanel and Jacobs "designed and executed" the machinery for J. H. D'Egville's Alexander the Great on 12 February 1795, as they did also for James Hook, Jr's new mainpiece Jack of Newberry on 6 May, William Linley's Harlequin Captive on 18 January 1796, and the revival of the after-piece Robinson Crusoe on 26 December 1796. In 1796 Cabanel earned an additional £150 for the season serving as machinist for the opera at the King's Theatre. In 1794 Cabanel was called into consultation "respecting the machinery of the stage" of the Birmingham Theatre by its architect, George Saunders, and he made further alterations there in 1814.

A Mynheer Cajanus Senior, billed as the "Brother to the famous Tall Man who lately appeared at Drury Lane," performed the role of Captain Bully in Britannia at Goodman's Fields in the spring of 1734. " See RICH, JOHN. Calari. See CALORI. Calcagni, Mr [fl. 1790], singer. Mr Calcagni was one of the singers in the concerts organized by J. P. Salomon at the Hanover Square Rooms in March 1790. Calcot. See CALLCOTT. Caldicot, Jonas [fl. 1661], singer. On 16 February 1661, along with the elder Henry Purcell and other Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal, Mr Jonas Caldicot was installed as a Petty Canon of the Chapel.

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