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Schiller: Don Carlos / Mary Stuart (Paperback)

Schiller: Don Carlos / Mary Stuart (Paperback)

The original play text for Don Carlos and Mart Stuart by german playwriter Friedrich Schiller.
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One of the great figures in German literature, Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) was one of the most significant playwright of his day, numbering among his devotees Coleridge and Carlyle. His plays are known for their originality of form, vivid stage imagery and powerful language, faithfully rendered in Robert David MacDonald's acclaimed translations. Volume Two includes the plays Don Carlos and Mary Stuart.


Major historical upheavals of the Sixteenth Century illuminate Schiller's increasingly troubled reaction to the present in these two plays. The huge epic Don Carlos (1787), a 'play expressing a view of life', marries the ideological battle between Philip II of Spain and his son Don Carlos to a gripping narrative. In Mary Stuart (1800), Schiller, sickened by the excesses of a revolution he had once supported, brings together two monarchs - the English Elizabeth Tudor and the Scottish Mary Stuart, cousins who in reality never met - when Mary, falsely accused of conspiracy, finds herself at Elizabeth's mercy.



Published: Oct 2005
Produced by Oberon Books.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 21 x 13 cm
 

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