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Don Carlos
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Don Carlos

Friedrich Schiller, in a version by Mike Poulton
 
A new version of a German classic.

Don Carlos is passionately in love with Elizabeth, a French princess. Carlos' tyrannical father, King Philip II, decides to marry Elizabeth himself. The young prince's hatred of his father knows no bounds. He enlists his friend, the Marquis of Posa, to act as go-between, but Posa decides to convert Carlos and Elizabeth's passion into a full-scale rebellion against Philip's oppressive regime.

Review
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, desperate to discover what happens next. Daily Telegraph

Cast : 11M, 3F + extras
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-857-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Luise Miller
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Luise Miller

Friedrich Schiller (adapted by Mike Poulton)
 
Ferdinand, the son of the most powerful statesman in the land, is willing to forsake his fortune for the love of Luise, daughter of a humble musician. But in a world where power is everything, their future happiness and liberty lies beyond their control.

A massive success in its time, and the subject of Verdi’s famous opera, Luise Miller is considered by many to be a masterpiece that brilliantly defines the corrupting power of politics and money. This new version is guaranteed to grip audiences and like the Donmar’s earlier productions of Schiller, Luise Miller will undoubtedly be one of the theatrical events of the year.



Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-147-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Mary Stuart
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Mary Stuart

Friedrich Schiller, in a version by Jeremy Sams
 

The great German tragedian imagines a meeting between Mary Queen of Scots and her captor and eventual executioner, Queen Elizabeth I.

Mary has been held prisoner for nineteen years by her cousin, Elizabeth 1, who has condemned her to death, but is reluctant to be seen to carry out the sentence. Leicester, Elizabeth's favorite and Mary's ex-lover, engineers a meeting of the two Queens an encounter which never took place in historical fact from which Mary emerges triumphant but doomed.

Review
'Jeremy Sam's succinct and sharp new adaptation gives it all a telling urgency.'  Daily Mail.


Cast : 15M, 5F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-294-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Mary Stuart
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Mary Stuart

Translated/adapted by Peter Oswald

Friedrich Schiller
 
Schiller's 1800 play pits Mary Queen of Scots against her rival Elizabeth of England. The meeting never happened, but Goethe claimed "it will be good to see those whores alongside each other". Schiller's Mary redeems her youthful crimes through an ordeal that lifts her into the realms of spiritual serenity, while Elizabeth descends deeper into rage, revenge and deception. Peter Oswald's new version, mixing poetry and prose, opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London’s West End, July 2005.



Cast : 13M, 3F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-579-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Mary Stuart
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Mary Stuart

A new adaptation by Robert Icke

Friedrich Schiller
 

Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It's all in the execution.

Schiller's political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of some of British history's most crucial days. Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson ( Duet for One) and Lia Williams ( Oresteia) trade the play's central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.

Review

'This astonishing political thriller premiered in 1800 but Robert Icke's stark, intense and riveting production brings it into the here and now... Now, in an act of extraordinary daring and courage, Lia Williams and Juliet Stevenson arrive on stage together not knowing which role they will be assigned, until a spin of a coin decides it for them... Chilling, thrilling production...' The Stage, (5 stars) 

Oberon Books Ltd, UK | 978-1-78682-025-9 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Mary Stuart / Joan of Arc
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Mary Stuart / Joan of Arc

Friedrich Schiller
 
These two tragedies, written at the peak of Schiller’s career as a dramatist, contain his most telling, and touching, portrayals of women. His heroines are propelled, by birth or a sense of divine mission, into exalted political positions, where their qualities as human beings, and particularly as women, are put to the severest tests, from which they emerge triumphant, but doomed.

Schiller’s breadth of sentiment, combined with his consummate stagecraft, and Shakespearean mastery of verse and nobility of language, ensure his position as Germany’s greatest dramatist, and these translations, prepared for, and performed by Glasgow’s famous Citizens Company, should go far to ensure his long overdue acceptance in Britain as a master of the European Theatre.




Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-87025-907-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Wallenstein
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Wallenstein

Friedrich Schiller, in a version by Mike Poulton
 
Wallenstein was commander-in-chief of the Hapsburg army during the Thirty Years War (1618-48), but his ambition brought him into fatal conflict with his monarch, the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II.

Review
Thrilling... a jet-propelled adaptation... Schiller's verse drama deserves to be much better known -   Independent




Cast : 12M, 3F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-051-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB