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Friedrich Schiller

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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist. Schiller wrote many philosophical papers on ethics and aesthetics. He developed the concept of the Schöne Seele (beautiful soul), a human being whose emotions have been educated by his reason, so that Pflicht …

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Written by Friedrich Schiller, Mary Stuart is one of the most famous plays of the early 1800s. With its first premiere on June the 14th, 1800, the play has achieved resounding success, and was even the basis for inspiration associated with one of Donizetti's more popular operas. Mary Stuart is a verse play written in …

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Intrigue and Love, sometimes Love and Intrigue, Love and Politics or Luise Miller is a five-act play, written by the German dramatist Friedrich Schiller. It was his third play and shows how cabals and their intrigue destroy the love between Ferdinand von Walter, a nobleman's son, and Luise Miller, daughter of a …

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“Magnificent . . . leaves no doubt that you are watching a classic. . . . In Mike Poulton’s fleet and vivid translation . . . the story of a tyrannical King Philip II of Spain and his abused, love-tormented son, Don Carlos, has all the deftly plotted twists and turns of a thriller. You lean forward in your seat, …

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When Schiller completed Wilhelm Tell as a "New Year's Gift for 1805" he foretold that it would cause a stir. He was right. In the midst of Great Power politics a play which drew substance from one of the fourteenth-century liberation movements proved both attractive and inflammatory. Since then the work as become …

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A classic of 18th-century thought, Schiller's treatise on the role of art in society ranks among German philosophy’s most profound works. An important contribution to the history of ideas, it employs a political analysis of contemporary society — and of the French Revolution, in particular — to define the relationship …

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The Maid of Orleans is a tragedy by Friedrich Schiller, written in 1801 in Leipzig. During his lifetime, it was one of Schiller's most frequently-performed pieces.