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Miss Sara Sampson

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781)

1. 1 - Act 1
2. 2 - Act 2
3. 3 - Act 3
4. 4 - Act 4
5. 5 - Act 5

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G.E. Lessing, widely regarded by students of theater as the world's first dramaturg, was also one of the first proponents of the German bourgeois tragedy. Miss Sara Sampson, in which a young woman runs off with a ne'er-do-well who is still entangled with his former mistress, was a reaction against the Voltarian verse drama popular in the eighteenth century.