Friedrich Schiller: Wallenstein [The Wallenstein Trilogy, Wallenstein's Camp, The Piccolomini, Wallenstein's Death]

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  • Jeffrey L. High (California State University, Long Beach)

Wallenstein, Friedrich Schiller’s drama trilogy consisting of the plays Wallensteins Lager, Die Piccolomini and Wallensteins Tod, Ein Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen [Wallenstein’s Camp, The Piccolomini, and Wallenstein’s Death. A Play of Mourning in Five Acts, 1800] portrays the betrayal and murder of Bohemian General Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583-1634) during his final three days – at the height of his military and political power. Written in 1798/9, just after the period characterized by Schiller’s preoccupation with historical works, journal publications, aesthetic …

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High, Jeffrey L.. "Wallenstein [The Wallenstein Trilogy, Wallenstein's Camp, The Piccolomini, Wallenstein's Death]". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 January 2007
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