Plays: v. 1 PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Plays: v. 1 free pdf "Includes the plays The Robbers and Passion and Politics Two plays concerned with tyranny and freedom. Schiller's first play, The Robbers (1781), was written in great secrecy under the prison like conditions of Wurttenberg's Karlsschule: Karl, the son of a count, is disinherited through the machinations of his brother Franz, and, turning his back on a social order he finds unjust and corrupt, becomes the leader of a band of robbers. In Passion and Politics (1784), a 'bourgeoise tragedy', the love between Louise, a musician's daughter, and Ferdinand, a politician's son, crosses an unbridgeable social divide. 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."

About Friedrich Schiller

Robert David MacDonald (1929 - 2004) was born in Elgin, Scotland. After originally training as a musician, he worked as a Director, Playwright and Translator. As an Assistant Director, he worked at both the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and for the Royal Opera House. In 1971, he became Co-Artistic Director of the Glasgow Citizens Theatre, where he directed fifty plays and wrote fifteen for the venue before his retirement in 2003. The plays that he wrote for the Glasgow Citz include The De Sade Show (1975), Chinchilla (1977), Summit Conference (1978), also seen in the West End with Glenda Jackson and Gary Oldman, A Waste of Time (1980), Don Juan (1980), Webster (1983), Britannicus (2002) and Cheri (2003). As a translator, MacDonald translated over seventy different plays and opera from over ten different languages including The Threepenny Opera, Tamerlano, Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, The Marriage of Figaro, Orpheus and The Human Voice, Conversation at Night, Shadow of Angels, The Balcony, The Government Inspector, Tasso, Faust I and II, Ibsen's Brand and Hedda Gabler, Lermontov's Maskerade, Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, Moliere's School for Wives and Don Juan, Pirandello's Enrico Four, Racine's Phedre, Schiller's Mary Stuart, The Maid of Orleans and Don Carlos, Chekhov's The Seagull, Verne's Around the World In Eighty Days, Wedekind's Lulu and Goethe's Clavigo. His adaptation of War and Peace ran for two seasons on Broadway and received an Emmy award when shown on U.S television. The Finborough Theatre has previously presented Robert David MacDonald's versions of Rolf Hochhuth's Soldiers (2004) and The Representative (2006)

Details Book

Author : Friedrich Schiller
Publisher : Oberon Modern Plays
Data Published : 11 October 2005
ISBN : 1840026189
EAN : 9781840026184
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Plays: v. 1



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Robbers: (Die Reauber) free pdfThe Robbers: (Die Reauber)

    The Robbers (1781) was written in great secrecy under the prison-like conditions of Wurttenberg's Karlsschule: Karl. the son of a count. is disinherited through the machinations of his brother Franz..


  • The History of the Revolt of the Netherlands (Illustrated Edition) free pdfThe History of the Revolt of the Netherlands (Illustrated Edition)

    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) was a German poet. philosopher. historian. and dramatist. Schiller wrote many philosophical papers on ethics and aesthetics..


  • 100 Great Plays for Women free pdf100 Great Plays for Women

    Lucy Kerbel's 100 Great Plays for Women is an inspiring guide to a hundred plays that put female performers centre stage. dispelling the myth that 'there aren't any good plays for women'. With a foreword by Kate Mosse..


  • The Plays free pdfThe Plays

    The Plays is the first ever complete collection of Yeats's plays that honours the order in which the plays were written. It provides the latest and most accurate texts in Yeats's lifetime..


  • Four French Plays free pdfFour French Plays

    This new Penguin volume includes the 'greatest hits' of French classical theatre. in vivid and acclaimed English translations. The plays in this volume - Cinna. The Misanthrope..


  • Plays: v. 1 free pdfPlays: v. 1

    Listen To Free Audio Books Online Without Downloading. "Includes the plays The Robbers and Passion and Politics Two plays concerned with tyranny and freedom. Schiller's first play, The Robbers (1781)