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Wallenstein

Friedrich SchillerOriginal title Wallenstein (German, 1800)

Wallenstein is the popular designation for a trilogy of dramas by German author Friedrich Schiller. It consists of the plays Wallenstein's Camp , a lengthy prologue, The Piccolomini , and Wallenstein's Death . Schiller himself also structured the trilogy into two parts, with Wallenstein I including Wallenstein's Camp and The Piccolomini, and Wallenstein II consisting of Wallenstein's Death. He completed the trilogy in 1799.


Friedrich Schiller photo

„When the wine goes in, strange things come out.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act II, sc. v
Wallenstein (1798), Part I - Die Piccolomini (The Piccolomini)

Friedrich Schiller photo

„Whatever is not forbidden is permitted.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Prologue
Wallenstein (1798), Prologue - Wallensteins Lager (Wallenstein's Camp)

Friedrich Schiller photo

„What is life without the radiance of love?“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act IV, sc. xii
Wallenstein (1798), Part II - Wallensteins Tod (The Death of Wallenstein)

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„My son, there's nothing insignificant,
Nothing! But yet in every earthly thing
First and most principal is place and time.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act I, sc. vi
Wallenstein (1798), Part I - Die Piccolomini (The Piccolomini)

Friedrich Schiller photo

„Man is made of ordinary things, and habit is his nurse.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act I, sc. iv
Wallenstein (1798), Part II - Wallensteins Tod (The Death of Wallenstein)

Friedrich Schiller photo

„In thy breast are the stars of thy fate.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act II, sc. vi
Wallenstein (1798), Part I - Die Piccolomini (The Piccolomini)

Friedrich Schiller photo

„What is the short meaning of the long speech?“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act I, sc. ii
Wallenstein (1798), Part I - Die Piccolomini (The Piccolomini)

Friedrich Schiller photo

„There's no such thing as chance;
And what to us seems merest accident
Springs from the deepest source of destiny.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act II, sc. iii
Wallenstein (1798), Part II - Wallensteins Tod (The Death of Wallenstein)

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„War nourishes war.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act I, sc. ii

(de) Der Krieg ernährt den Krieg.
Wallenstein (1798), Part I - Die Piccolomini (The Piccolomini)

Friedrich Schiller photo

„Virtue has her heroes too
As well as Fame and Fortune.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act I, sc. vii
Wallenstein (1798), Part II - Wallensteins Tod (The Death of Wallenstein)

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„The dictates of the heart are the voice of fate.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act III, sc. viii
Wallenstein (1798), Part I - Die Piccolomini (The Piccolomini)

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„The hat is the pride of man; for he who cannot keep his hat on before kings and emperors is no free man.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act IV, sc. v, Kellermeister (Master of the Cellar)
Wallenstein (1798), Part I - Die Piccolomini (The Piccolomini)

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„You say it as you understand it.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act II, sc. vi
Wallenstein (1798), Part I - Die Piccolomini (The Piccolomini)

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„I have only an office here, and no opinion.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act I, sc. v
Wallenstein (1798), Part II - Wallensteins Tod (The Death of Wallenstein)

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„Life is earnest, art is gay.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Prologue
Wallenstein (1798), Prologue - Wallensteins Lager (Wallenstein's Camp)

Friedrich Schiller photo
Friedrich Schiller photo

„Many a crown shines spotless now
That yet was deeply sullied in the winning.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act II, sc. ii
Wallenstein (1798), Part II - Wallensteins Tod (The Death of Wallenstein)

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„He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Prologue
Wallenstein (1798), Prologue - Wallensteins Lager (Wallenstein's Camp)

Friedrich Schiller photo

„Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Prologue
Wallenstein (1798), Prologue - Wallensteins Lager (Wallenstein's Camp)

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