An unconventional literary work
The play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) titled “Götz von Berlichingen of the Iron Hand” is still considered a major work of the Sturm und Drang period to this day. Goethe questioned the traditional theater conventions of the day by dismantling unity of place, time and action. His story about the imperial knight takes place across fifty different settings. The action takes place over several, parallel-occurring story lines spanning a timeframe.