The Prince of Homburg

The Prince of Homburg

"Tell me, please - is this a dream?' The night before he leads his troops into battle, the prince of Homburg strips off his uniform and goes sleepwalking. Moonstruck, his mind races with a young man's fantasies - love, ambition and victory. But when the morning comes, a single reckless act of disobediance sets in motion a chain of events that leads inexorable to the one thing he never dreamt would happen; his own death. Heinrich von Kleist is one of the most enigmatic figures in theatre history. Driven to suicide at the age of 34, he left behind him seven extraordinary plays. Unperformed during his own lifetime, The Prince of Homburg is now regarded as von Kleist's masterpiece and is one of the most mysterious and beautiful plays of the nineteenth century. Neil Bartlett's production opened at the RSC Stratford in January 2002, and transferred to the Lyric Theatre."

Title:The Prince of Homburg
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781840022674
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  • Meike

    Kleist at the height of his powers: One of the last pieces of writing he finished before his murder-suicide with Henriette Vogel, "The Prince of Homburg" asks what soldierly obedience and military hon...

  • miledi

    Testo teatrale denso di significati, che affronta temi importanti come quello del potere e della sua gestione, dell’illusorietà della realtà e della teatralità della vita. Il principe di Homburg,...

  • Elisa

    Edit: 1 Stern.Wieso habe ich ihm damals denn zwei gegeben? 😂😐...

  • Regitze

    Honestly? Boring. I'm wondering how I'll view it after class on Monday, but in reading it, I was mostly just bored....

  • Paul

    Für viele ist bereits das morgendliche Aufstehen Ausdruck des guten Willens. Frühaufsteher haben ihn gewiss in anderer Hinsicht nötig. Ohne den guten Willen verfehlen Vorsätze ihre Wirkung, verlie...

  • Michael P.

    An excellent story about mercy, law, and consequences. Makes me wish I read German so I could read Von Kleist’s actual words....

  • Evan

    This is a review of David Constantine's translation. It was a treat for me to re-read Kleist's most famous play after a 20-year interval, in the context of my chronological tour of early romanticism, ...

  • Dominic

    Bereits nach dem ersten Aufzug ist mir klar gewesen, dass dieses Buch so viel mehr sagt, als auf den Seiten steht. Warscheinlich war es mir deswegen so derart deutlich, da ich regelrecht spüren konnt...

  • bookishmind

    *0 stars hahaha ...

  • Dorottya

    For some parts, I found this play pretty confusing and the characters changing their minds way too often for my liking, and it was sometimes, for me, like a romantic tableau of visions.On the other ha...