Don Carlos (play)
Don Carlos (German: Don Karlos, Infant von Spanien) is a historical tragedy in five acts by Friedrich Schiller. It was written between 1783 and 1787. The main person in the play is Carlos, Prince of Asturias.
|Written by||Friedrich von Schiller|
|Characters||Carlos, Prince of Asturias|
Philip II of Spain
Duke of Alba
Elisabeth of Valois
Princess of Eboli
Marquis of Posa
|Subject||conflict between Don Carlos and his father, King Philip II|
|Setting||Spanish Court at Aranjuez|
The play is about historical events in the 16th century under the reign of king Philip II of Spain.
The play was very different from the earlier ones that Schiller had written. It was written in iambic verse. It is a story about intrigue and misunderstanding.
In the play, Don Carlos loves his father's wife Elisabeth. The queen's lady-in-waiting Eboli loves Carlos. In the end, the Inquisition deliver a death sentence on Carlos.
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