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FRIEDRICH SCHILLER (1759-1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian and playwright.  Verdi based four of his operas on Schiller's including: Don Carlos. Schiller struck up a productive friendship with Goethe and together than founded the Weimar Theatre which became the leading theater in Germany. Their collaboration helped lead to a dramatic renaissance in Germany. His plays include: The Maid of Orleans, The Robbers, William Tell, The Wallenstein Trilogy and Mary Stuart.

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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
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