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Wil′liam Tell′

a legendary Swiss patriot of c1300 forced by the Austrian governor to shoot an apple off his son's head with a crossbow.
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Noun1.William Tell - a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archerWilliam Tell - a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
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From Lugano to Lucerne: The Wilhelm Tell Express combines travel by rail and waterway -- first a train trip along the old Gotthard route, then a cruise on Lake Lucerne.
The towns and areas leading up the mountain, closer to sea level, such as the Rigi and Lucerne, are witnesses to the legend of Wilhelm Tell.
Among their topics are German Romantic poet Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857) and the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Alice Rivaz's urban landscapes, the 19th-century Swiss experience of the Americas in two novels by Eveline Hasler, whether Ingo Schulze's Simple Storys is an American German novel, Hansjorg Schneider's adaptation of Friedrich Schiller's Wilhelm Tell, and Zsuzsanna Gahse's Swiss-European volume Instabile Texte.
Wilhelm Tell (1804) is a "Humanitatsdrama" and contributes a positive answer to the question Berger finds posed in Schiller's Don Karlos (1788): can a new vision of humanity replace older political orders without resorting to power politics (275)?
By contrast, a comparative analysis of the passages on the Wilhelm Tell festival in Switzerland and the historicist 'performance' in Munich in his novel Der grune Heinrich highlights the author's subtle critique of 'national dreams' and myths (p.
En 1804, Federico Schiller escribio su drama teatral Wilhelm Tell con Wolfang von Goethe y este a su vez inspiro la musica de la opera de Rossini, cuyo libreto fue escrito en frances por Jovy y Bis.
Of the nine plays completed by Friedrich Schiller, Wilhelm Tell (1804) is probably the most well known to general theater audiences and students of theater history.
She shows how the masculine law found influential representations in David's painting The Oath of the Horatii, the Riitli scene in Schiller's Wilhelm Tell, and in that favourite theatrical episode, the 'Festzug' or ceremonial procession, which is often interrupted by an intrusive or delinquent female (as in Schiller's Die Jungfrau von Orleans and Grillparzer's Die Judin von Toledo).
In the later Pearl, although the fate of his characters and their play is still black, he used the amplitude of radio space to give glimpses of classic plays (Schiller's Wilhelm Tell among them) that had somehow survived the universal tendency to misappropriate.
Bialik translated into Hebrew Don Quixote, Wilhelm Tell, and the Yiddish play Der Dibek .
But Schiller never entirely forsook his basic tendency toward idealism, and in fact took a strong turn back in that direction in his last plays, including The Maid of Orleans and Wilhelm Tell.
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