Theatre / The Robbers

The Robbers is a drama by German playwright Friedrich Schiller. It was his first play to be printed and performed and became his breakthrough success.

Franz von Moor, second son of the old count, starts an intrigue against his older brother Karl, to become the heir instead. Also, he tries to hit on Karl's Love Interest Amalia. Meanwhile Karl, with some nudge from his buddy Spiegelberg, decides to join a band of robbers and becomes their captain (he hopes to become someone who helps the weaker, like Robin Hood). Things escalate soon.

You can read the English translation here.

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