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Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Friedrich Schiller Enes of some of British history's most crucial days Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart Juliet Stevenson Duet. So yes with Friedrich von Schiller's 1800 grand historical drama Maria Stuart readers or indeed watchers since Maria Stuart is of course a play kind of already know full well and also right from the beginning of the presented action that Mary ueen of Scots is most definitely going to be executed that she is to be decapitated for high treason and both from the factual and historic truth of the matter that Mary ueen of Scots was indeed executed by her cousin ueen Elizabeth I of England but in fact also from the play itself since in the very first act of Maria Stuart we are already being categorically informed that Mary Stuart has received a death sentence and therefore throughout Maria Stuart the only real and naggingly frustrating uestion is simply and basically exactly when Elizabeth I will have her royal executioners carry out the death sentence of having her cousin's head chopped off And while there of course and expectantly is in Maria Stuart the necessary and always reuired in classic drama personal conflicts between Elizabeth I and Mary ueen of Scots in many ways and albeit that as ueen of England Elizabeth I is the one who wields the most political power and can therefore also rather single handedly decide on her rebellious cousin's fate well despite all of that earned and presented might Elizabeth I is in Maria Suart far often being shown by Friedrich Schiller to be reactionary unreasonable sometimes even ragingly angry like a young child with a temper tantrum and indeed often also rather majorly unsure of herself to boot Generally rather majorly ahistoric which I do know and than well realise but I also have to admit that especially when I read Maria Stuart for my first university German literature course on Goethe and Schiller in 1987 and when I was also barely twenty years of age I certainly and definitely massively enjoyed seeing in Maria Stuart ueen Elizabeth I being cast by Friedrich Schiller as mostly the main villain and Mary Stuart and Mary ueen of Scots as the accepting of her fate tragic victim of both fate and of her birth of her Catholic religion and dogma although that yes the I have over the years reread Maria Stuart the I do tend to now find Mary ueen of Scots' often uite in one's proverbial face depicted passion and her staunchly Catholic at all costs faith rather draggingly tedious even as I do still tend to find Friedrich Schiller's characterisation of Elizabeth I as really massively cold and as weirdly over calculating that for her that for Elizabeth I retaining her power retaining ALL of her might and glory is obviously important and personally essential and necessary than acting humane and caring that yes indeed in Maria Stuart Elizabeth I rather much too willingly abandons and rejects her nobility of spirit for political expediency and for retaining her inherited crown undefeated

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Download Maria Stuart ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Two ueens One in power One in prison It's all in the execution Schiller's political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of some of British history's most crucial days Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart Juliet Stevenson Duet for One and Lia Williams Oresteia trade the play's centra For One and Lia Williams Oresteia trade the play's central roles decided at each performance by the toss of a coi. 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 verseAs 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 performedSchiller'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

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Maria StuartTwo ueens One in power One in prison It's all in the execution Schiller's political tragedy takes us behind the sc. The last days before Mary Stuart‘s executionIn 1568 Mary Stuart ueen of Scotland had to flee and lost her crown after she was accused of being involved in the murder of her husband She seeked help and protection in England from her cousin ueen Elizabeth I But as both women claim to be entitled to the English throne Elizabeth fears for her crown and has Mary imprisoned in Fotheringhay Castle Schiller‘s play begins 19 years later three days before Mary was executedMary Stuart ueen of Scotland Catholic Mary 1542 1587 ueen of Scotland since she was six years oldEnchanted by Mary Stuarts beauty young men attempted again and again to free Mary from her prison of Fotheringhay Castle Likewise the young Mortimer only pretends to accept Elizabeth‘s order to assassinate Mary to be able to get to her chamber and plan her escape Following Mary‘s order Mortimer tells Robert Dudley the Earl of Leicester about their plans Robert Dudley is currently the lover of Elizabeth but was Mary‘s lover before which is why she counts on him still loving and protecting her To solve his personal dilemma Dudley arranges a meeting between the two ueens and hopes that during this meeting Elizabeth will decide to show mercy But as the ueens meet for the first time the plan completely backfires Elizabeth accuses Mary of hypocrisy and of killing all of her husbands while Mary counters that Elizabeth is a hypocrite as well and that despite pretending to be virtuous and calling herself the Virgin ueen she can‘t hide the fact her mother was Anne Boleyn a woman widely seen as a witch and whore Elizabeth storms off and the women are at enmity than ever An attempt to assassinate Elizabeth fails and Mortimer commits suicide as he realises that Leicester never truly planned to help him Elizabeth is torn between her desire to have Mary out of the way and her wish to keep her hands clean which is why she signs Mary‘s death sentence but places the responsibility on others After Mary‘s execution is inevitable she finally accepts her destiny as just punishment for partaking in the murder of her husband to face death with a pure soulElisabeth I ueen of England Protestant Elizabeth I The Virgin ueen Her optics obviously inspired the red ueen in the Alice in Wonderland movieElizabeth I finds herself in a difficult situation As a ueen she has no heir which is why she pretends to be virtuous and calls herself „the Virgin ueen“ Her mother was Anne Boleyn former ueen of England who gained popularity by sleeping her way on the throne but betraying the king by not giving birth to a male hair and causing an outfall with the catholic church She was beheaded for committing incestuous adultery which is why Elizabeth‘s desire to appear particularly pure and virtuous is understandable She wants to keep her hands clean from all sins but also fights as a protestant against the strong resistance of the catholic church which is represented by Mary As a woman her social worth is determined by beauty and virtue But while Mary was particularly beautiful Elizabeth wasn‘t just tall pale and red haired but survived the smallpocks leaving her half bald and dependent on wigs and cosmetics because of heavy scaring She wore the most expensive and striking dresses while applying the heaviest make up so that her dressing ceremony took four hours every day Because she had a strong desire to eliminate all female competition her maids and servants were only allowed to wear black and white A desire that also shows in the execution of Mary and the competition around Robert Dudley It strongly shows that as a woman she was supposed to follow social codes and standards that she as a ueen could never follow if she wanted to maintain her power As woman she could never be a true monarch and as a ueen she could never be a true womanBlood between ueens After eighteen and a half years in custody Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth in 1586 and was beheaded the following year at Fotheringhay CastleMary Stuart was in fact beheaded in 1587 for plotting against Elizabeth and their dispute was global politics at that time The core events the names of the characters the setting as well as the religious and social issues of the time are accurate portraying what Schiller and his contemporaries understood to be typical of the English Renaissance Elizabeth is the typical representative of the authentic individual As a woman and ueen she can‘t find totality but is forced to live a life in appearance Thereby she has to renounce all personal happiness Although she constantly talks about freedom she depends on public opinion and the expectations of female leadership Mary finds autonomy and totality only after looking into herself and loosing her fear of death In public politics she remains to be dominated by the forces of autocracy In her vision the freedom of the individual has to be brought in harmony with reasonable principles of the community But whereas both ueens seem to be portrayed as independent and strong women in a male centred world the meeting between them shows female prejudice to be true as the main argument between them is that one of them is prettier than the other and that in the end the worth of a woman is determined by her beauty only and both ueens fully submit to this structure “Monarchs are slaves to their rank they are not allowed to follow their hearts” Mary's life marriages reigns alleged involvement in plots against Elizabeth and subseuent execution made her become a polarizing and highly romanticised character in British and European history and art Mary Stuart by Schiller is fictional but based on real events giving the play an educating while entertaining touch I usually don‘t particularly like to read plays as they are intended to be seen on stage but I read the biography of Mary Stuart simultaneously which made me become totally interested in the topic I have to admit that I knew nothing about Mary Stuart before and I would advice to read a bit about Mary and the conflict between her and Elizabeth beforehand just to get the full picture and avoid confusion After looking into Elizabeth I I get how she influenced an entire period and understand references to her I didn‘t get before