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Die Räuber

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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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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 family dynamic and the rejection of society from Schiller's play into his own world vision.

Books are invariably in more complex relationships with each other, and I felt if the Karamazovs were look
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Giulia
ACT I : everybody lies
ACT II : everybody cries
ACT III : everybody fights
ACT IV : everybody panics
ACT V : everybody dies

gotta love German literature
Anna
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Das erste Drama, das Schiller veröffentlicht hat und für mich auch das erste Drama, das ich von ihm gelesen habe. Es hat mir sehr gut gefallen und vor allem das Ende fand ich wirklich stimmig. Ich habe etwas mehr Zeit gebraucht, das Buch zu lesen, denn man muss sich eben erst einmal an die Sprache gewöhnen, sich in die Zeit hineinversetzen, in der Schiller das Drama geschrieben hat und es ist vor allem Hilfreich zu wissen, in welcher Situation sich Schiller befunden hat, als er "Die Räuber" gesc ...more
Vishy
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘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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Christopher
(Note: I did not read this in German, but I think that the needless anglicizing of "Karl" and "Franz" to "Charles" and "Francis" was "unnotig Scheibe eines Pferdes")

You can look up the details: German play. 1781. Influenced: Doestoyevsky, Nietzsche, et. al. It's hard not to have run across Schiller and Die Rauber. But have you read it?

I had a little anxiety before beginning this one because it fell into the "works that I would like to say that I've read, but I'm afraid will be a little dated fo
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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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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
Draganf
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Araceli.libros
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uni, reviewed, 2016, plays
Esta obra fue... bastante genial.
Siempre digo que no me gusta el teatro, pero cada vez que leo una obra (muy de vez en cuando) me termina gustando, y mucho.

En "Los bandidos", es como si hubiera dos obras en una. Por un lado tenemos un especie de drama familiar (un hermano celoso y rencoroso, Franz, convence a su padre de desheredar a su hermano mayor, el más querido, el favorito: Karl. Más tarde le miente al decirle que, al verse abandonado y desterrado, este muere... Y la culpa de ese hecho rec
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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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Kathrin
May 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: klassiker, drama
Die Geschichte, ein Drama in Prosa, folgt den Gebrüdern Moor.

Die Geschichte beginnt als Franz, der jüngere Bruder, einen Brief seines älteren Bruders Karl fälscht, um ihn beim Vater in Verruf zu bringen und die Macht des Vaters zu erben. Karl wird darauf aus Verzweiflung, da er denkt die Liebe des Vaters verloren zu haben, zum Robin Hood-esken Räuber, der eine Bande von mehr oder weniger zwielichtigen Ausgestossenen der Gesellschaft anführt. Er lässt Amalia auf dem elterlichen Hof zurück, die i
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Czarny Pies
Oct 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  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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❄ Pixelflocke ❄
Schillers Räuber als Hörspiel angesiedelt in unserer aktuellen Zeit - es war großartig!
Die Sprecher und die akustische Untermalung waren klasse (lediglich die Stimme von Mrs Daniels gefiel mir nicht ganz - sie klang einfach zu jung für so eine alte Rolle). An einigen Stellen musste ich auch echt schlucken, denn die Vergewaltigungen und Morde waren schon ziemlich krass inszeniert.
Hier hat einfach alles zusammengepasst: der Text der Neuinterpretation, die Sprecher und die musikalische Gestaltung.
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Kelly
Jun 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Christel
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Ana
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 sein scheint - wie erbärmlich ihre traurigen, einsamen Triumphe im Vergleich zu diesem Werk.
Justine
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Aweful required school reading back in the day.
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Саша
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ein Werk über Verzweiflung, Gewissenskonflikte und die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele
Linda Vismane
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Mazliet vīlos Amālijā - uzticīga Kārlim, bet gandrīz apprec Kosinski. Arī Franča riebīgā attieksme pret Amāliju (ar varu grib iegūt sev) man ļoti nepatika. Biju apmierināta ar Kārļa rīcību lugas beigās, manuprāt, viņš rīkojās cēli, neizvēloties vienkārši izdarīt pašnāvību. Grūti pat pateikt, kas man labāk patika - "Vilhelms Tells" vai "Laupītāji". Laikam jau Tells labāk. Šeit tomēr tā necieņa pret sievietēm un sirmgalvju, zīdaiņu un slimo nogalināšana.
Matthew
A curious mish-mash of King Lear, Hamlet, Robin Hood, and King Arthur, The Robbers is more impressive in context than by itself.

Schiller was twenty when he wrote this very long, very dense dream of escape. What's more, he was a twenty year-old within the confines of a military academy, which is an especially unhappy and dissatisfied kind of twenty year-old. Remarkably, Schiller oversaw a massively successful premier of this play while still enrolled at the academy, which is sort of funny to cons
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Realini
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller
Not the best work I came across, but scholars appreciate it

I do not know what to make of this work.
On the one hand it is clearly a worthy endeavor to try and read it.
It deals with values, a fight for freedom, love, both romantic and filial, it benefited from good acting and suspense.
And yet, on the other hand I did not get emotionally, or indeed in any other way involved, which happens again with Schiller.
It looks like I am getting into the wrong mindset- if it i
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Gordan Karlić
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty sure this work was much better when it was released, and I would assume it is better if it is played in the theater.
Somehow it just doesn't connect with today's reader, or at least me.
There are nice themes and plot is good, it has all elements of good tragedy.
Short, good, nothing too special.
Castpe
Que decir que estoy acostumbrado a la literatura española en mi caso, la cual en algunos casos, no ha llegado a convencerme. Sin embargo me ha sorprendido gratamente en general la literatura alemana. Jamás imaginé que iría cada día a la biblioteca de mi facultad para buscar más y más libros. Y es que en mis escasos conocimientos de esta literatura, Schiller se ha convertido en uno de mis escritores favoritos.

La historia nos presenta a un padre adinerado con dos hijos Karl y Franz. El hermano may
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Albert
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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78sunny
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Das Hörbuch an sich war wirklich gut gemacht. Die Stimmen wirkten authentisch und passten zu den Charakteren. Durch die Geräusche und Musik kam die Stimmung sehr gut herüber.
Leider bedrückte mich die Stimmung aber extrem. Ich fand das Hörbuch sehr deprimierend und es gab Stellen an denen ich mich richtig angewidert gefühlt habe. Vor allem wo die Mord und Vergewaltigungen passierten. Sorry aber ich mag sowas absolut nicht und wenn ich dann auch noch schreiende Personen höre und die extrem abartig
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Dũng Nguyễn
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the play. Though it's Schiller's first play, it's a classic anyway.

Schiller described the two complex characters: Karl and Franz. Though they are brothers, they are driven by fate and their own deeds to stand against each others.

Karl, the one who was adored by all other characters in the play, is a noble yet somehow immoral: he was lead astray after knowing that he was disinherited by his father.

Franz, in the other hand, is a wicked man. He is an atheist and a materialist. However, the
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Barbora
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-czech
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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pax
You go in for a mild-mannered classic and get something that intense. There are two scenes that shook me, enough to feel physically uncomfortable, to have to put down the book for a moment: Spiegelberg talking about the sacking of the Abbey in 2nd act, 3rd scene and Franz forcing old Daniel to promise him to kill "the count" in 4th act, 2nd scne. There is so much sickening unmitigated cruelty in both and both make so much sense in the context and for the characters ... Not easy to read, not at a ...more
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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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