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dc.contributor.authorSchiller, Friedrich
dc.contributor.authorKimmich, Flora
dc.contributor.authorPaulin, Roger
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T15:00:30Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T15:00:30Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43007
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/38971
dc.description.abstract"Maria Stuart, described as Schiller’s most perfect play, is a finely balanced, inventive account of the last day of the captive Queen of Scotland, caught up in a great contest for the throne of England after the death of Henry VIII and over the question of England’s religious confession. Hope for and doubt about Mary’s deliverance grow in the first two acts, given to the Scottish and the English queen respectively, reach crisis at the center of the play, where the two queens meet in a famous scene in a castle park, and die away in acts four and five, as the action advances to its inevitable end. The play is at once classical tragedy of great fineness, costume drama of the highest order—a spectacle on the stage—and one of the great moments in the long tradition of classical rhetoric, as Elizabeth’s ministers argue for and against execution of a royal prisoner. Flora Kimmich’s new translation carefully preserves the spirit of the original: the pathos and passion of Mary in captivity, the high seriousness of Elizabeth’s ministers in council, and the robust comedy of that queen’s untidy private life. Notes to the text identify the many historical figures who appear in the text, describe the political setting of the action, and draw attention to the structure of the play. Roger Paulin’s introduction discusses the many threads of the conflict in Maria Stuart and enriches our understanding of this much-loved, much-produced play. Maria Stuart is the last of a series of five new translations of Schiller’s major plays, accompanied by notes to the text and an authoritative introduction. "
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOpen Book Classics Series
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AN Theatre studies
dc.subject.otherFriedrich Schiller
dc.subject.otherplay
dc.subject.othertranslation
dc.subject.otherMaria Stuart
dc.subject.otherGermany
dc.subject.othersuccession
dc.subject.otherclassical tragedy
dc.subject.otherhistoric drama
dc.subject.otherRoger Paulin
dc.subject.otherFlora Kimmich
dc.titleMaria Stuart
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0217
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOpen Book Publishers
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.openbookpublishers.com
oapen.relation.isbn9781783749812
oapen.relation.isbn9781783749829
oapen.relation.isbn9781783749843
oapen.relation.isbn9781783749850
oapen.relation.isbn9781783749867
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages138
dc.dateSubmitted2020-11-19T11:27:46Z


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