Michael Krams Vignettes & Theorems

Michael Krams
Archive for February, 2010
On the theatre of marionettes – Heinrich von Kleist

[…the bear’s seriousness discomposed me…] German text at the bottom of this page One evening in the winter of 1801 I met an old friend in a public park. He had recently been appointed principal dancer at the local theatre and was enjoying immense popularity with the public. I told him I had been surprised […]

Le bon jugement de la tres sainte et gracieuse Vierge Marie

…There is, for instance, one such poem, The Wanderings of Our Lady through Hell, with descriptions as bold as Dante’s. Our Lady visits hell, and the Archangel Michael leads her through the torments… There she sees one noteworthy set of sinners in a burning lake; some of these ‘God forgets’ sink to the bottom of […]