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The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

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Author: Calvin Thomas
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 134,176 / 397 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 787
mnybks.net#: 6895
Genre: Biography
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scene--The scene in the 'hollow way'--Tell's long soliloquy--Introduction of Parricida--Bertha and Rudenz.

CHAPTER XXI

The End.--Unfinished Plays and Adaptations

A Russian theme chosen--Berlin negotiations--Work on 'Demetrius'--'The Homage of the Arts'--Last illness and death--The unfinished 'Demetrius'--The historical Dmitri--The original plan modified--Character of the hero--Poetic promise of 'Demetrius'--'Warbeck'--'The Princess of Celle'--'The Knights of Malta'--Other unfinished plays--Adaptation of 'Egmont'--Of 'Nathan the Wise'--Of 'Macbeth'--Of 'Turandot'--Interest in the French drama--Adaptations from the French.

CHAPTER XXII

The Verdict of Posterity

Schiller a national poet--His idealized personality--Estimate of Dannecker--Of Madame de StaŽl--Goethe's 'Epilogue'--Controversy over Goethe and Schiller--Attitude of Schlegel--Of Menzel--Goethe's loyalty to his friend--The mid-century epoch--Unreasonable cri

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