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Friedrich Schiller (I) (1759–1805)

Friedrich Schiller was born on Nov. 10, 1759, in Marbach, Germany. His father was an army doctor. Growing up in a very poor environment, Schiller eventually managed to get the support of a wealthy duke that enabled him to study medicine. He served as a military doctor first, but through the efforts of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe he finally went to ... See full bio »

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  The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (from: play "Kabale und Liebe" - 1 episode, 2018) (after - 1 episode, 2013) (after: "Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien" by - 1 episode, 2010)
- Verdi: Luisa Miller (2018) ... (from: play "Kabale und Liebe")
- Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2013) ... (after - uncredited)
- Verdi: Don Carlo (2010) ... (after: "Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien" by - uncredited)
 2016 Die Räuber (TV Movie) (play)
 2015 Giovanna d'Arco, Dramma lirico in quattro atti (after: "Die Jungfrau von Orléans")
 2015 Guillaume Tell: Live from the Royal Opera House (based on the play by: "Wilhelm Tell")
 2015 Les brigands (play)
 2012 I masnadieri (TV Movie) (after: "Die Räuber")
 2011 Beethovens Schlusschor aus Japan (TV Movie) (poem "An die Freude")
 2011 Maria Stiouart (TV Movie) (play: 'Mary Stuart')
 2010 Maria Stuarda (TV Movie) (play "Maria Stuart")
 2009 Kabale und Liebe unplugged (Video) (dialogue)
 2009 Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (play)
 2008 3:59 Freude (Short) (poem)
 2008 Maria Stuart (TV Movie) (play)
 2008 Giovanna d'Arco (TV Movie) (play "Die Jungfrau von Orleans")
 2007 Verdi: Luisa Miller (TV Movie) (after: drama "Kabale und Liebe")
 2006 Die Bürgschaft (Documentary short) (ballad)
 2005 Der Handschuh (Short) (ballad)
 2005 Frostblühen (TV Short) (ballad: "Der Taucher")
 2005 Taucher 05 (Short) (ballad: "Der Taucher")
 2005 Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (play)
 2005 Don Carlos (TV Movie) (dramatic poem "Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien" - uncredited)
 2005 Kastraten und Männer (Documentary short) (poem)
 2005 Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien (TV Movie) (by)
 2005 Die Ideale (TV Short) (poem)
 2005 Tiefenau (Short) (ballad: "Der Taucher")
 2004 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (drama - 1 episode)
- Intryga i milosc (2004) ... (drama)
 2004 Wilhelm Tell (TV Movie)
 2003 Guillaume Tell (TV Movie) (play)
 2003 Unsere Besten (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Wer ist der größte Deutsche? (2003) ... (uncredited)
 2003 Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me (segment "Ode an die Freude")
 1999 Eleonora (TV Movie) (texts - as Schiller)
 1996 Don Carlos (TV Movie) (play "Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien" - as Friedrich von Schiller)
 1996 Marija Stjuart (TV Movie) (play: Maria Stuart)
 1994 Hölderlin-Comics (story)
 1993 The Maid of Orleans (TV Movie)
 1991 Maria Estuard (TV Movie) (play - as J. Ch. Friedrich Schiller)
 1990 Die Räuber (Short) (play)
 1990 Wilhelm Tell (TV Movie)
 1989 Giovanna d'Arco (TV Movie) (play "Die Jungfrau von Orleans")
 1988 Maria Stuarda (TV Movie)
 1988 Der Geisterseher (TV Movie)
 1987 Crossbow (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes)
- The Four Horsemen (1987) ... (creator)
- Possessed! (1987) ... (creator)
- Misalliance (1987) ... (creator)
- The Pass (1987) ... (creator)
- The Impostor (1987) ... (creator)
 1987 Wallenstein (TV Mini-Series) (drama - 3 episodes)
- Dritter Teil (1987) ... (drama)
- Zweiter Teil (1987) ... (drama)
- Erster Teil (1987) ... (drama)
 1986 Maria Stuart (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos (TV Movie) (after - as Friderich von Schiller)
 1985 Don Carlo (TV Movie) (dramatic poem "Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien" - uncredited)
 1984 Don Carlos (TV Movie) (play)
  The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (based on the play by - 1 episode, 1983) (play "Kabale und Liebe" - 1 episode, 1979)
- Don Carlo (1983) ... (based on the play by)
- Luisa Miller (1979) ... (play "Kabale und Liebe" - uncredited)
 1981 Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (writer)
 1980 Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 Maria Stuart (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 Novel·la (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Maria Estuard (1979) ... (play)
 1978 Kalaf és Turandot története (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Spannende Geschichten (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie)
 1976 Mariya Styuart (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Die Jungfrau von Orleans (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Die Jungfrau von Orleans (TV Movie)
 1974 Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (writer)
 1974 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Los bandidos (1974) ... (play - as Fiedrich Schiller)
 1972 Chamsin (novel "Die Braut von Messina")
 1971 Carlos (TV Movie) (play "Don Carlos")
 1971 Marie Stuartovna (TV Movie) (play "Maria Stuart")
 1970 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Intriga y amor (1970)
 1969 Die Räuber (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Demetrius (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mary Queen of Scots (1969) ... (play)
 1967 Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Die Räuber (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Phädra (TV Movie) (translation)
 1967 Don Carlos (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Wilhelm Tell (TV Movie)
 1966 Der Neffe als Onkel (TV Movie) (writer)
 1966 Die Räuber (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Fünfter Akt, siebte Szene. Fritz Kortner probt Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie documentary) (play "Intrigue and Love" - uncredited)
 1964 Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mr. Magoo's William Tell (1964) ... (play)
 1963/II Der Parasit (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Don Carlos - Infant von Spanien (TV Movie) (play)
 1963/I Der Parasit (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Maria Stuart (TV Movie) (play - as Friedrich von Schiller)
 1962 Wallenstein (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Wilhelm Tell
 1960 Spletka i ljubav (TV Movie)
 1960 Kabale und Liebe (play)
 1960 Don Carlos (play "Don Carlos")
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mary Stuart (1960) ... (play)
 1960 Don Carlos (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 Le téléthéâtre de Radio-Canada (TV Series) (play: 'Mary Stuart' - 1 episode)
- Marie Stuart (1959) ... (play: 'Mary Stuart')
 1959 Marie Stuart (TV Movie) (play)
 1959/II Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (writer)
 1959 I masnadieri (TV Movie) (play)
 1958-1959 William Tell (TV Series) (creator - 39 episodes)
- Undercover (1959) ... (creator)
- The Mountain People (1959) ... (creator)
- The Spider (1959) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Traitor (1959) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Master Spy (1959) ... (creator - uncredited)
 1959 Maria Stuart (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 Maria Stuart (novel)
 1959 Die Räuber (TV Movie) (play)
 1959/I Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Der Parasit (TV Movie) (play)
 1957/I Don Carlos (TV Movie)
 1957/II Don Carlos (TV Movie) (play - as Frederic Schiller)
 1957 Maria Stuart (TV Movie)
 1956 Wilhelm Tell (play "Wilhelm Tell")
 1956 Unheimliche Begegnungen (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Der Geisterseher (1956) ... (novel)
 1956 Captain Z-Ro (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- William Tell (1956) ... (characters)
 1955 Kabale und Liebe (TV Movie) (play)
 1953 The Story of William Tell (Short) (writer)
 1950 Don Carlo (TV Movie) (play)
 1949 Guglielmo Tell (play)
 1940 Die Räuber (play)
 1934/II They'll Never Surrender (play)
 1934 The Legend of William Tell (play "Wilhelm Tell")
 1925 William Tell (play "Wilhelm Tell")
 1922 Luise Millerin (drama)
 1921 Don Carlos (play)
 1921 La congiura dei Fieschi (play)
 1918 Die Glocke
 1915 Fridolín (Short) (poem)
 1914 The Robbers (Short) (play)
 1913 Fiesko (play)
 1913 Die Räuber (play)
 1913 The Robbers (Short) (writer)
 1913 Mary Stuart (Short) (play)
 1913 Kabale und Liebe (play)
 1911 Luisa Miller (Short) (novel)
 1911 La fidanzata di Messina (Short) (novel)
 1911 William Tell (Short) (play)
 1910 The Iron Foundry (Short) (Ballad "Der Gang nach dem Eisenhammer")
 1910 Louisa Miller (Short) (novel)
 1910 The Glove (Short) (poem 'Der Handschuh')
 1909 The Hostage (Short) (poem)
 1909 La campana (Short) (poem)
 1908 Guillaume Tell (Short) (writer)
 1903 William Tell (Short) (writer)
 1900 Guillaume Tell (Short)
 1898 Adventures of William Tell (Short) (writer - uncredited)
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(1980 to 1981 season) His play, "Mary Stuart," was performed at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Barbara Bryne and Michael Goodwin in the cast. Joseph Mellish was translator. Garland Wright was director. Jack Barkla was set designer. Jane Greenwood was costume designer. Craig Miller ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 4 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fiedrich Schiller | Frederic Schiller | J. Ch. Friedrich Schiller | Schiller | Friderich von Schiller | Friederich von Schiller | Friedrich von Schiller

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Against stupidity the Gods themselves contend in vain. See more »


Some of his plays are more famous as the librettos for noted operas than as plays - among them Gioachino Rossini's "William Tell Overture", Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlos" and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Maid of Orleans".

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