Maria Stuart

by Friedrich Schiller, Flora Kimmich

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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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Maria Stuart
Chapter 2
Characters
Chapter 3
Act One
Chapter 4
Act Two
Chapter 5
Act Three
Chapter 6
Act Four
Chapter 7
Act Five
Chapter 8
Short Life of Mary Stuart

Book Details

Publisher
Open Book Publishers
Published
2020
Pages
142
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781783749812
ISBN10
1783749814
ISBN13 Digital
9781783749836
ISBN10 Digital
1783749830
PDF Size
6.2 MB
License
CC BY

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