By Friedrich Schiller,John Guthrie,Flora Kimmich

ISBN-10: 1783740426

ISBN-13: 9781783740420

ISBN-10: 1783740434

ISBN-13: 9781783740437

Within years of the good fortune of his first play Die Räuber at the German degree in 1781, Schiller wrote a drama in line with a uprising in 16th century Italy, its identify: The Conspiracy of Fiesco at Genoa. A Republican Tragedy. on the head of the conspiracy stood Gian Luigi de’ Fieschi (1524-1547), Schiller’s count number Fiesco, a shrewdpermanent, brave and charismatic determine, an epicurean and unhesitant egoist, politically formidable, yet not sure of his goals and ideas. he's certainly one of Schiller’s mysterious, protean characters who secures either our admiration and disgust. With Fiesco as tragic hero Schiller examines the advanced entanglement of morality and politics in his personal occasions that was once to preoccupy him all through his career.
The play used to be a average luck whilst played in Mannheim in 1784; it was once extra renowned in Berlin the place, in the course of Schiller’s lifetime, it used to be played repeatedly in a model by means of Carl Plümicke, which notwithstanding greatly altered the play’s that means. there were a few noteworthy productions at the German level and tv, no matter if it has remained a bit of within the shadow of Schiller’ different works. within the English-speaking international it's all yet unknown and intensely seldom played. This translation goals to therapy that oversight.

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