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dc.contributorKimmich, Flora
dc.contributor.authorSchiller, Friedrich
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-09-11 13:15:57
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:29:02Z
dc.identifier1000468
dc.identifierOCN: 1076651855
dc.identifier2054-216X/2054-2178;2054-216X/2054-216X;2514-
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29468
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/30063
dc.description.abstract"Schiller’s Don Carlos, written ten years before his great Wallenstein trilogy, testifies to the young playwright’s growing power. First performed in 1787, it stands at the culmination of Schiller’s formative development as a dramatist and is the first play written in his characteristic iambic pentameter. Don Carlos plunges the audience into the dangerous political and personal struggles that rupture the court of the Spanish King Philip II in 1658. The autocratic king’s son Don Carlos is caught between his political ideals, fostered by his friendship with the charismatic Marquis Posa, and his doomed love for his stepmother Elisabeth of Valois. These twin passions set him against his father, the brooding and tormented Philip, and the terrible power of the Catholic Church, represented in the play by the indelible figure of the Grand Inquisitor. Schiller described Don Carlos as ""a family portrait in a princely house.” It interweaves political machinations with powerful personal relationships to create a complex and resonant tragedy. The conflict between absolutism and liberty appealed not only to audiences but also to other artists and gave rise to several operas, not least to Verdi’s great Don Carlos of 1867. The play, which the playwright never finished to his satisfaction, lives on nonetheless among his best-loved works and is translated here with flair and skill by Flora Kimmich. Like her translations of Schiller’s Wallenstein and his Fiesco’s Conspiracy at Genoa, this is a lively and accessible rendering of a classic text. As with all books in the Open Book Classics series, it is supported by an introduction and notes that will inform and enlighten both the student and the general reader."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseries96b439ce-44df-4d2b-8bd3-38cf8e8c8503
dc.relation.ispartofseries18fd1042-ec39-450c-bd36-bc12763f2319
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOpen Book Classics
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AN Theatre studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights
dc.subject.otherFrederich Schiller
dc.subject.otherDon Carlos Infante of Spain
dc.subject.othergerman drama
dc.subject.otheriambic pentameter
dc.subject.othertranslation
dc.subject.othercommentary
dc.subject.otherglossary
dc.subject.otherEuropean literature and history
dc.subject.otherALBA
dc.subject.otherAna de Mendoza
dc.subject.otherPrincess of Eboli
dc.subject.otherEboli
dc.subject.otherGod
dc.subject.otherGrand Inquisitor
dc.subject.otherMadrid
dc.titleDon Carlos Infante of Spain
dc.title.alternativeA Dramatic Poem
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0134
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781783744466
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages212


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