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á Read ¾ Maria Stuart by Friedrich Schiller ☆ A third of the way into this and finding it very good. Will be seeing a production in a week s time with Gretta Scacchi as Elizabeth I which will be a real treat. More later. Here s the MORE The play s the thing Enjoyed reading it , but LOVED seeeeeeing it Gretta Scacchi was brillianthow lucky for us that she has an Australian connection and keeps coming back. A small intimate theatre where you can see the boats bobbing round in one of the bays inlets of Sydney Harbour as you take refreshments. A breezy and starry evening was a plus. Act I gave us the situation of Mary, Queen of Scots. Act II gave us Elizabeth Her courtiers urging her to execute her cousin and rival, Mary Elizabeth is reluctant and upset by their urgings Scacchi turned her back on them to hide her grief. She walked to the edge of the acting space and continued addressing them with her back still turned She was so close to us in Row 3 Others could have reached out and touched her Her hands twisted in her agony of decision A single tear coursed its way down her powdered cheek Ahhhhhhh, Gretta Powerful acting Physicality Evocative costumes of the times. Act V gave us Mary s execution by beheading. Happily they kept to the facts Mary let her dark robe drop and revealed beneath a gown of scarlet, the sign of the blood of the martyr. A member of the audience came out with an UNrehearsed WOW Great Applause. Great Production. Great Acting. Great Play. Great Night. Friedrich Schiller is considered to be the greatest playwright of the German romantic movement that provided the foundation for the French, Italian and English romantic movements in the first half of the 19th Century Schiller s formula is diabolically simple You take a movement for national independence or unity, put a human tragedy in the centre and then tell your story with sublime verse. As one of the foremost oracles of the Zeitgeist of his era, it is not surprising that several operas where written on Schiller s plays In the case of this work, the honour goes to Giacomo Donizetti who wrote Maria Stuarda which was first performed in 1934 Maria Stuarda is still regularly performed. Schiller s play also survives The major last revival was mounted by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada and was so well received that its run was extended. Mary Stuart is a play that gives us a fictional account of the last days of Mary Queen of Scots In it we are treated to an entirely made up scene in which Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I meet face to face And it is the stuff of great drama In Schiller s hands the play and story leans heavily in the favor of Mary Stuart, and Elizabeth I comes across as the villain, if there is one Elizabeth s machinations and manipulations of others without her being honest in her intentions makes her a sharp contrast to Schiller s Mary, who ends the play being brutally self honest and content with her fate Elizabeth on the other hand ends the play literally and figuratively alone. One of the strengths of this play is that there are at least 6 characters that get good moments to shine in the text, and would be a treat for any actor to play Mary Stuart really is an ensemble piece Personally my favorite role was the role of Mortimer, a converted fanatic who is full of passion and religious fervor His loyalty to Mary serves as a great contrast to another character who ultimately betrays her. Act 3 in the play, where the two monarchs meet, is simply excellent and Schiller s Mary scales the oratorical heights in her one moment of triumph against the Queen of England It is nail biting theater Act 4 2 is also well done and builds and builds until Elizabeth finally signs the death warrant for Mary The dialogue is thrilling and edge of your seat as Elizabeth s council argues and weighs this momentous decision. A good production of this play and I have seen one at the Stratford Festival in Canada is harrowing to watch and will keep you entertained as it gives a great glimpse into power, and just how much or little power those who assume it really have. The new version by Peter Oswald is simply stunning The translation is modern and accessible for any reader audience It is well done, and I prefer it to other translations I have looked into. Well, better than reading it Acting is great But the play is so not a favorite of mine It feels like Elizabeth is being punished because she isn t beautiful enough. A brilliant and quite thrilling translation version of the classic Schiller play, which chronicles an imagined meeting between Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart.
Great one Even if hard to read, this drama is stunning When our teacher told us we were going to read it in school I was going like oh my god, another meaningless and stupid waste of time , but after having got into it, the story became really fascinating Actually this fantastic piece of, yes, art was what made me interested in the Tudors and other powerful dynasties Basically without having read Maria Stuart, I would never have got to read anything historical or fictional that other people just think is boring and has no significance nowadays Summing up Just a great piece of work and definitely worth to take the time reading. probably my favourite book weve read for class so far This was some serious Shakespearian class drama Kept me at the edge of my seat or should I say bed. Schiller version of the story of Mary, Queen of Scots Beautiful and heartbreaking I don t know whether it was the original prose or the translation, but the translation was like Shakespearean language very beautiful. Nach Meiner Ansicht Ist Maria Stuart Die Pathetischste Und Am Besten Durchdachte Von Allen Deutschen Trag Dien Das Schicksal Dieser K Nigin, Deren Leben So Gl Ckverhei End Begann, Die Ihr Gl Ck Durch Zahllose Fehler Verscherzte Und Endlich Nach Neunzehnj Hriger Gefangenschaft Das Schafott Bestieg, Erregt Ebensoviel Schrecken Und Mitleid Wie Dipus, Orest Oder Niobe Germaine De Stael
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller November 10, 1759 May 9, 1805 was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist During the last few years of his life 1788 1805 , Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe, with whom he greatly discussed issues concerning aesthetics, encouraging Goethe to finish works