The Harvard Classics Volume 19

The Harvard Classics Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...was sent to Madrid to plead for clemency. He was received by the King with every appearance of cordiality, but shortly after his return home the Duke of Alva was sent to the Netherlands with instructions to put down with an iron hand all resistance to his master's will. How terribly he carried out his orders has been told by Prescott and Motley. Egmont was an early victim, but his martyrdom, with that of Count Horn, and later the assassination of William of Orange, roused the Netherlands to a resistance that ended only with the complete throwing off of the Spanish yoke. Such in outline is the background chosen by Goethe for his tragedy. With many changes in detail, the dramatist has still preserved a picture of a historical situation of absorbing interest, and has painted a group of admirable portraits. The drama has long been a favorite on the stage, where it enjoys the advantage of Beethoven's musical setting. EGMONT DRAMATIS PERSONS Margaret Of Parma, Daughter of Charles V., and Regent of the Netherlands. Count Egmont, Prince of Gaure The Duke Of Alva William Of Orange Ferdinand, his natural Son Machiavel, in the service of the Regent Richard, Egmont's Private Secretary Silva, i,1 Clara, the Beloved of Egmont in the service of Alva IT _. Gomez, j Her Mother Brackenburg, a Citizen's Son, and Vansen, a Clerk Soest, a Shopkeeper, 1 Jetter, a Tailor, I--..,, A Carpenter, f Ctttsens of Bmsseh A Soapboiler, J Buyck, a Hollander, a Soldier under Ruysum, a Frieslander, an invalid Soldier, Egmont and deaf People, Attendants, Guards, &c. SCENE: BRUSSELS ACT I Scene I.--Soldiers and Citizens (with cross-bows) Jetter (steps forward, and bends his cross-bow). Soest, Buyck, Ruysum Soest. OME, shoot away, and have done with it! You won' more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236932382
  • 9781236932389