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Die Räuber

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  3,288 ratings  ·  45 reviews
The Robbers, drama in five acts by Friedrich Schiller, published in 1781 and produced in 1782 as Die Räuber. Set in 16th-century Germany, The Robbers concerns the rivalry between the brothers Karl and Franz, both of whom operate outside conventional morality. A protest against official corruption, the play condemned a society in which men of high purpose could be driven to ...more
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Felix
German Edition - German Review:

Ach ja, Schiller ist doch immer wieder herzerfrischend, zumindest wenn er noch ein wenig stürmt und drängt. Man merkt den Einfluss des englischen Schauerromans und es zwickt und zwackt noch etwas sowohl in der Handlungsführung als auch bei den Figuren, aber wen kümmert's? Mir jedenfalls hat's Spaß gemacht, mal wieder einen (hier ja eigentlich noch nicht) "Klassiker" zu lesen. Das Übergreifen des Sturm und Drangs in die zerrissene Diktion hat mich auf Dauer allerdin
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Vishy
‘The Robbers’ by Friedrich Schiller was first published in 1781. Is it the earliest German book that I have ever read? Possibly. I first got to know about it when I read the book ‘German Literature : A Very Short Introduction’ by Nicholas Boyle. This is what Boyle says about Schiller’s play :

“a rebellious schoolboy in Stuttgart, Friedrich Schiller, began drafting the definitive treatment of the theme, his first play, ‘The Robbers’, which took the reading public by storm on its publication in 17
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Jim Leckband
"The Robbers" is a very strange play. Plays by their nature are very talky, but this one has long monologues without a lot of action at the start. There is more "drama" at the end. In his preface, Schiller acknowledges the dramatic problems of the play as he says he meant it as a dramatic prose piece rather than a full-blown stage play.

The other strangeness in this play is that Schiller up-ends our expectations, set by Shakespeare and other classic tragedians, of finding our initial assessments
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Kelly
Melodrama on the level of Verdi's Il Trovatore, but as with Il Trovatore, it's hard to regret the experience. It has moments of raw, authentic spiritual anguish and moments that leave you wondering "How many times can this person die of grief?" I'm starting to understand why the 19th-century Russians had a love-hate relationship with Schiller's work. Russian novels are known for nothing if not an exploration of spiritual anguish, but even Dostoevsky tends to pull the rug out from under character ...more
Czarny Pies
Oct 20, 2014 Czarny Pies rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Opera lovers
Recommended to Czarny by: Professor Rathe, U of T, French Drama
Shelves: german-lit
Die Räuber,s rightfully considered to be a masterpriece of the the Sturm und Drang mouvement. First performed in 1782, it had a great impact on romantic writers in Germany, France and England for the next seventy-five years. Victor Hugo's Ernani and Adam Mickiewicz's Konrad Wallenrod are two of the most successful works to revisit the major themes of the Die Rauber which are the need to reconcile the apparent conflicts between personal or family loyalties and those of a country or nation.

Two op
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Albert
I don't know whether I like this play or really like it
It's somewhere in the middle.

I love the characters and the story. the dialogue was eh, and the development of the characters was eh too.

One thing I liked was the characters and their characterizations.

The Robbers is like a Shakespeare Tragedy times 10.

The moral themes are bigger, the taboos are more shocking and the stress and pain the characters go through are very personal and heavy.

Franz and Karl are opposites, and either you like one
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Christel
Soll ich vor Furcht eines qualvollen Lebens sterben? Soll ich dem Elend den Sieg über mich einräumen? Nein, ich will's dulden. Die Qual erlahme an meinem Stolz! Ich will's vollenden.

Besser kann man das Drama nicht zusammenfassen. Alte Schullektüre, überraschend wieder entdeckt. Immer noch spannend!
Julia Boechat Machado
Li principalmente por causa de Os Irmãos Karamazovi. Não só é um livro excelente, mas ainda tornou Os Irmãos Karamazovi mais engraçado.
Barbora
Tohle se nehodnotí lehce.
Čte se to poměrně dobře, i když některé monology jsou zdlouhavé.
Poslední scéna posledního dějství je tak na dvě *. Je hrozně patetická a když už si člověk myslí, že to dopadne dobře, tak se to všechno zase po****. Překvapení dobrý, ale tohle je trochu moc teda.
Jinak je tohle pravé dítko období Bouře a Vzdoru, protože obě dvě hlavní postavy jsou tam pěkní ptáčkové a silné emoce tam se všemi mávají jako hormony s puberťáky. Fakt nevím, jestli se mám hystericky smát nebo
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Lorena
Karl der Lieblingssohn, der glaubt vom Vater verstossen worden zu sein, gründet eine mordende Räuberbande, nicht ahnend, dass sein Bruder Franz ihn aus dem Wege geschaffen hat. Er hält fest an seiner Moral trotz seiner Position als Anführer der Räuberbande und sehnt sich noch nach der verloren geglaubten Vaterliebe. Von seinen Emotionen und seiner Moral geherrscht gibt es am Schluss nur noch einen Ausweg für Karl.

Eine Menge von Geschehnissen führen zum tragischen Ende der Geschichte. Karl wählt
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Draganf
Pisci su uglavnom najsmeliji u početku svog stvaranja, a kako sazrevaju, stavovi poprimaju jasnije oblike, stil se postepeno upotpunjava, a smelost da se suprotstavi većini, opštem mišljenju ili ustaljenom načinu pisanja polako jenjava. Kao što se Crnjanski u mladosti izražava veoma slobodno i jedinstveno (dok u poznim godinama piše „blaže“), ili Sartr, tako i Šiler stvara na samom početku književne karijere jednu veliku i jedinstvenu dramu, „Razbojnici“. Mladost svakog čoveka, tako i pisca, kra ...more
Rob
(6/10) The Robbers reads like someone's -- Friedrich von Schiller's, if the cover's to be trusted -- attempt to make a German version of Shakespeare. There are eloquent philosophical speeches and sometimes ecstatic language, characters that swear eternal vengeance on each other, and a tragic ending in which everything ends up covered in blood. But it's a bit more abstract and a bit more grim than the Bard, and seems a bit more like one of his contemporaries, perhaps a classed-up version of one o ...more
Moaz
أما عن اللصوص فلم تعجب الكثيرين ولكن لي معها تجربة وأشهر لم أعش مثلها فقد قمت بإخراجها في مهرجان مسرح جامعة المنصورة بعد تعديل النص باسم قول القدر
Najla Hammad
مسرحية عظيمة
قام شيللر بوصف مشاعر الأب وخاصة القهر فيها بطريقة ذكرتني بالملك لير
قرأتها بترجمة عبدالرحمن بدوي
Hummingbeard
It was brilliant, except I got depressed a lot and there were some parts I could have done without
Jan-Maat
I wish I had first read this years ago when I was writing my undergraduate dissertation on The Brothers Karamazov. Dostoevsky explicitly has old man Karamazov refer to Dmitri and Ivan as the two sons from the play, a not entirely fair comparison but perhaps the novel is Dostovesky's translation of the dynamic and the rejection of society from Schiller's play into his own world vision.
Ivana
Iako pati od nekih klišea Romantizma, među kojima su one meni najmanje drage kao crno bijela karakterizacija likova, ipak me se dojmilo ovo djelo. Zapravo to je jedno od rijetkih djela romantizma kojeg sam uživala čitati. Radnja mi je bila poznata otprije,ali opet me uspjelo iznenaditi. Najbolja drama, a po meni i djelo njemačkog romantizma, Razbojnici su vjerojatno jedino što bih mogla pročitati u epohi Romantizma bez ironičnog smiješka. Puno uvjerljivije i bolje djelo od Patnji mladog Werthera ...more
Karl J
Monument taeva ja maa vahel - võllas
Kustuta latern, kaval Diogenes, sa oled oma mehe leidnud.
(*Soodoma ja Komorra - väävli sajus Jumala poolt hävitatud linnad. Lott oli ainuke pääseja, Loti naine, aga muudeti linna tagasi vaatamise pärast soolasambaks.)
(**Vaadake neid sõrmuseid mu sõrmes: selle sain ma sellelt krahvilt, kes... Selle rubiini noppisin ma sellelt hertsogilt, kes... Selle ahhaati omandasin ametnikult, kes...)Württembergi võimukandjate kriitika*
Esteban Gordon
"Be what thou wilt, thou undefined futurity, so I remain true to myself. Be what thou wilt, so I but take this inward self hence with me. External forms are but the trapping of the man. My heaven and my hell is within." Uneven to say the least - brilliant moments punctuate an unfathomable plot. My first steps into Herr Schiller... onwards!
Ana
Erst jetzt wird es mir klar, welch enormen Einfluss Shakespeare auf Schiller geübt hat. Und im Nachhinein wird es mir auch klar wie zermalmt, gequält und autistisch die jetzige Literatur im Vergleich zu der Klassischen zu scheinen mag - wie erbärmlich ihre traurigen, einsamen Triumphe im Vergleich zu diesem Meisterwerk.
Melikeuzum
sehr erfreulich zu lesen
Angel Serrano
Dos hermanos se enfrentan por el favor de su padre. Uno de ellos utilizará malas artes para que su padre rechace al otro. Sin embargo, será el rechazado el que se sacrifique por amor filial para protegerlo. Drama en las altas esferas del poder.
Jenni
Schillers Erstling, den er im Bopser-Wald in Stuttgart seinen Freunden vortrug, zeigt mit Karl und Franz Moor zwei Charaktere, die auf den ersten Blick gegensätzlich scheinen und sich doch in ihrem Wesen sehr ähnlich sind.
Kevin
A younger brother is jealous of his eldest brother. He plots to destroy both his older brother and his father so he can rule and have the birthright. What a peach! An absolutely fantastic play!
gauldy
Tragédie jak má být!
Docela se vyžívám ve vyšinutých postavách, takže Franc Moore je pro mě jasná jednička. Jestli chci něco vidět naživo, tak tohle.
Hollis
Ganz erstaunlich. Ich glaube schon, dass Schillers erste grosse dramatische Arbeit veilleicht am besten Tragödie in den Deutschsprache ist.
Chrissey
the story was great. the characters were positively twisted. and having seen a REALLY modern version of it at the theater, i can't help but like it!
Mary
ich versteh nicht warum vorne ein Löwe drauf ist, wenn das jemand weiß, dann wäre ich sehr verbunden, wenn man mir das sagen könnte.
j.
Nichts, das ich freiwillig gelesen hätte. Fand es trotzdem interessant, mal etwas von Schiller zu lesen und den Stil kennenzulernen.
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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (November 10, 1759 – May 9, 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist. During the last few years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe, with whom he greatly discussed issues concerning aesthetics, encouraging Goethe to finish works h ...more
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