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Wilhelm Tell.

Author: Friedrich Schiller; W F Mainland
Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1972]
Series: German literary classics in translation.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Schiller completed Wilhelm Tell as a 'New Year's Gift for 1805' he foretold that it would cause a stir. He was right. In the midst of Great Power politics a play that drew substance from one of the fourteenth-century liberation movements proved both attractive and inflammatory. Since then the work has become immensely popular. This new English translation by William F. Mainland brings out the essential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Wilhelm Tell; Wilhelm Tell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Friedrich Schiller; W F Mainland
ISBN: 0226738000 9780226738000 0226738019 9780226738017
OCLC Number: 598289
Description: xxxiii, 156 pages 22 cm.
Series Title: German literary classics in translation.
Other Titles: Wilhelm Tell.
Responsibility: Translated and edited by William F. Mainland.

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"When Schiller completed Wilhelm Tell as a 'New Year's Gift for 1805' he foretold that it would cause a stir. He was right. In the midst of Great Power politics a play that drew substance from one of the fourteenth-century liberation movements proved both attractive and inflammatory. Since then the work has become immensely popular. This new English translation by William F. Mainland brings out the essential tragicomic nature of Wilhelm Tell but also emphasizes its impressive formal unity."

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