Danton's Death / George Danton

Play Details

Scene Details

  • Act
    Unspecified
  • Scene
    Unspecified
  • Genre
    Dramatic

Character Details

  • Name
    George Danton
  • Gender
    Male
  • Age
    Adult
  • Ethnicity
    Unspecified

Summary Details

  • "When I went to the window . . . . (looks out) The city is quiet. All the lights are out . . . . When I went to the window, there were voices shrieking in every street: ‘September!’ Dreaming?" Danton's Death (Dantons Tod) was the first play written by Georg Büchner. Research for the play started in late 1834 and he completed a first version of the complete script in five weeks during 1835. The play follows the story of the real life character George Danton, a leader of the early French Revolution, during the lull between the first and second terrors.