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Prince Friedrich of Homburg: A New Translation for the American Stage

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Available until now only in verse translation, it has been newly rendered for the American stage by Diana Stone Peters and Frederick G. Peters.

A work of profound psychological insight, Prince Friedrich of Homburg probes with passionate intensity questions fundamental to “civilized” behavior. Prince Friedrich, the hero of the historic battle of Fehrbellin (1675) against the
Published January 17th 1978 by New Directions (first published 1810)
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Für viele ist bereits das morgendliche Aufstehen Ausdruck des guten Willens. Frühaufsteher haben ihn gewiss in anderer Hinsicht nötig. Ohne den guten Willen verfehlen Vorsätze ihre Wirkung, verliert die Reue ihren Wert. Der gute Wille bildet schließlich den Charakter des Menschen.

Heinrich von Kleist übernimmt diesen kantischen Gedanken in dem Schauspiel „Prinz Friedrich von Homburg“. Kleist scheint in dem Titelhelden Charakterbildung demonstrieren zu wollen. Ist das Schauspiel daher als Erziehun
I have to be honest the plot sounded really interesting but I really couldn't get into the story. but i am still looking forward to analyse and discuss the book
Colleen Earle
Curious ending.

I find the question of justice to be completely unanswered. It was all a lot to go through to assure loyalty.
For some parts, I found this play pretty confusing and the characters changing their minds way too often for my liking, and it was sometimes, for me, like a romantic tableau of visions.
On the other hand, I liked the questions about whether rules and laws are always appropriate to base our decisions on.
Your typical school-assigned boring play- don't like military stories, especially plays with military stories. Quite stuffy. Has a Greek tragedy feel to it.
Mike Jensen
An excellent story about mercy, law, and consequences. Makes me wish I read German so I could read Von Kleist’s actual words.
hmm... es geht duch nichts über ein fein KURZES stück (-:
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The dramatist, writer, lyricist, and publicist Heinrich von Kleist was born in Frankfurt an der Oder in 1777. Upon his father's early death in 1788 when he was ten, he was sent to the house of the preacher S. Cartel and attended the French Gymnasium. In 1792, Kleist entered the guard regiment in Potsdam and took part in the Rhein campaign against France in 1796. Kleist voluntarily resigned from ar ...more
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