Friedrich Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans [The Maid of Orleans]

Jeffrey L. High (California State University, Long Beach); Rebecca Stewart (Harvard University)
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Die Jungfrau von Orleans. Eine romantische Tragödie


The Maid of Orleans: A Romantic Tragedy

, completed/premiered 1801, published 1802] is Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller’s (1759–1805) dramatic adaptation of the legendary history of French liberation hero Joan of Arc.

Die Jungfrau von Orleans

is the third of five dramas completed in the final six years of Schiller’s life (


, 1798/1799;

Maria Stuart

, 1800;

Die Jungfrau von Orleans

, 1802;

Die Braut von Messina


The Bride of Messina

, 1803]; and

Wilhelm Tell

, 1804).

Die Jungfrau von Orleans

premiered on 11 September 1801 in Leipzig to great acclaim; Albert Ludwig established that between 1786 and 1885, no drama was performed more often in Berlin than Schiller’s

Die Jungfrau von Orleans

(Ludwig 490). The play has…

4976 words

Citation: High, Jeffrey L., Rebecca Stewart. "Die Jungfrau von Orleans". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 May 2018 [, accessed 16 July 2024.]

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