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  • Love and intrigue : a bourgeois tragedy


  • "Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe, usually translated into English as Love and Intrigue, represents the disastrous consequences that follow when social constraint, youthful passion, and ruthless scheming collide in a narrow setting. Written between 1782 and 1784, the play bears the marks of life at the court of the despotic Duke of Württemberg, from which Schiller had just fled, and of a fraught liaison he entered shortly after his flight. It tells the tale of a love affair that crosses the boundaries of class, between a fiery and rebellious young nobleman and the beautiful and dutiful daughter of a musician. Their affair becomes entangled in the competing purposes of malign and not-so-malign figures present at an obscure and sordid princely court somewhere in Germany. It all leads to a climactic murder-suicide. Love and Intrigue, the third of Schiller's canonical plays (after The Robbers and Fiesco's Conspiracy at Genoa), belongs to the genre of domestic tragedy, with a small cast and an action indoors. It takes place as the highly conventional world of the late eighteenth century stands poised to erupt, and these tensions pervade its setting and emerge in its action. This lively play brims with comedy and tragedy expressed in a colorful, highly colloquial, sometimes scandalous prose well captured in Flora Kimmich's skilled and informed translation. An authoritative essay by Roger Paulin introduces the reader to the play. As with all books in the Open Book Classics series, this translation is supported by an introduction and notes that situate an old text in its period and help both the student and the general reader read it with ease and with pleasure."--Publisher's website.


  • Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805, author.
  • Kimmich, Flora, 1939- translator, writer of added commentary.
  • Paulin, Roger, writer of introduction.
  • Open Book Publishers, publisher.

Created / Published

  • Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, [2019]
  • ©2019


  • Translator's Note -- Introduction / Roger Paulin -- Love And Intrigue. A Bourgeois Tragedy. Act One ; Act Two ; Act Three ; Act Four ; Act Five -- Notes.


  • -  Schiller, Friedrich,--1759-1805--Translations into English
  • -  Schiller, Friedrich,--1759-1805.--Kabale und Liebe
  • -  Families--Germany--Drama
  • -  German drama (Tragedy)
  • -  German drama--18th century
  • -  Literature and society--Germany--History
  • -  Middle class in literature
  • -  Women--Germany--Drama


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  • -  Edition statement information from publisher's Web site differs: Translated by Flora Kimmich.
  • -  First appeared in print: Kabale und Liebe : ein bürgerliches Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen. Mannheim : in der Schwanischen Hofbuchhandlung, 1784.
  • -  Includes bibliographical references.
  • -  Translated from the German.
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publishers website ; viewed on 2020-04-01)


  • 1 online resource (viii, 117 pages) : color illustrations

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  • PT2468.K2

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019452968

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Chicago citation style:

Schiller, Friedrich, Author, Flora Kimmich, Roger Paulin, and Publisher Open Book Publishers. Love and Intrigue: A Bourgeois Tragedy. [Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, ©, 2019] Pdf.

APA citation style:

Schiller, F., Kimmich, F., Paulin, R. & Open Book Publishers, P. (2019) Love and Intrigue: A Bourgeois Tragedy. [Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, ©] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Schiller, Friedrich, Author, et al. Love and Intrigue: A Bourgeois Tragedy. [Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, ©, 2019] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.