Friedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and Politics by Lesley SharpeFriedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and Politics by Lesley Sharpe

Friedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and Politics

byLesley Sharpe

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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In this important study, Lesley Sharpe assesses Schiller's development as a dramatist, poet and thinker, and provides detailed discussions of all his major works, including his essays on aesthetics. His works are viewed against the social, political and literary background of the late eighteenth century. Spanning a period from the late 1770s to 1805 they explore the insistent themes of the age - the loss of tradition and authority, the individual's claim to self-expression and the search for stability. While the early works focus on the turbulent individual, Schiller later turns to the great public concerns of the French Revolutionary era - legitimacy and power, the exercise of freedom and the relationship between morality and politics. The aesthetic essays explore the vital role of art in integrating the aesthetic, moral and political realms.
Title:Friedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:404 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521030641

ISBN - 13:9780521030649


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Chronology; Note on text references; Introduction; 1. Württemberg and Die Räuber; 2. Mannheim: Fiesco and Kabale und Liebe; 3. Early philosophy and poetry; 4. Don Carlos; 5. Weimar and Jena 1787-1792; 6. The sublime and the beautiful; 7. Aesthetic education; 8. On the 'naive' and the 'sentimental'; 9. The later poetry; 10. Wallenstein; 11. Weimar: the later dramas; 12. Schiller and his public; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Schiller's works; General index.

Editorial Reviews

"Sharpe's interpretation of Schiller's plays in interesting and commendable...this is a fine work of scholarship." Denny McClelland