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Description - Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller

This dramatic story recounts Mary, Queen of Scots' remaining days held captive in Fotheringay Castle. In scenes alternating between Mary's prison and Elizabeth's court at Westminster, Schiller's play gradually builds a compelling picture of a tragic heroine rising above her suffering to gain in insight and spiritual depth. In contrast Elizabeth, in turmoil over the correct course of action for her country and trapped by the cruel demands of Realpolitik, can achieve worldly victory only at a terrible moral cost. Culminating in a fictitious meeting of the two women, Mary Stuart is a dramatic meditation on the nature of political power, but also a deeply moving human tragedy that captures the emotional essence of complex events.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140447118
ISBN-10: 0140447113
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Friedrich Schiller

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), along with his friend Goethe, was one of the major figures of European Romanticism. Famed for his high poetic tragedies on historical subjects, his works inspired the writings of Coleridge and Shelley.

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