Friedrich Schiller

Wilhelm Tell

1804 (First published)

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Author
Friedrich Schiller
Date
1804 First published
Genre
Language German
Notes Wilhelm Tell (English: William Tell) is a drama written by Friedrich Schiller in 1804.
The story focuses on the legendary Swiss marksman William Tell as part of the greater Swiss struggle for independence from the Habsburg Empire in the early 14th century. Gioachino Rossini's four-act opera Guillaume Tell was written to a French adaptation of Schiller's play.

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