Knud Lyne Rahbek (1760-1830 / Denmark)
Knud Lyne Rahbek (18 December 1760 – 22 April 1830) was a Danish literary historian, critic, writer, poet & magazine editor.
Knud Lyne Rahbek was son of the clergyman Jacob Rahbek, but he had always wanted to become an actor. In his youth he tried out as an actor at the Royal Danish Theatre, but because of his looks he was discarded.
Instead he turned to the role of a writer. He started out as a playwright, writing a series of semi-successful plays most notably the play The young Darcy ("Den unge Darcy" 1780) was a success. But the work that ensured his breakthrough was the work on the theory of acting Letters from an old actor to his son ("Breve fra en gammel ... more »
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- Alting paa Jorden er kun Fjas
- At Intet er saa sundt, som Glæde
- At Verden til Feide har udrustet sig
- At vi ere Børn tilsammen
- Barndoms Lyst og Barndoms Smerte
- Brødre! hvorfor flyde
- Brødre! lader Sangen stige!
- De gode Gamle sang saa tit
- De Mennesker vide saalidt, hvad de vil
- Den samfulde Verden nu taler om Fred
- Der er et Land, Citronen blomstrer vildt
- Der var en Lov i Grækenland
- Der var engang en tapper Mand