Reading Schiller’s poetry, as well as his historical, philosophical, and aesthetic works, has precisely the effect on the sensitive reader of which Schiller informed us--to produce in the reader an ennobling power which then continues to exist long after the reading is done.
This is volume I of the four volume collection of translations. Volume I includes Schiller Institute English translations of the following:
Don Carlos, Infante of Spain
Letters on Don Carlos
Theater Considered As A Moral Institution
Over the Aesthetical Education of Man
Many Poems including “To Joy”
The Ghost Seer
Schiller fulfilled his own ideal concept, namely, to elevate, "jokingly and playfully," the public up to his own level, and he demanded of himself the very highest standard. Schiller's concept of beautiful humanity, of the "beautiful soul" represents the noblest image ever drawn of the potential of human beings. A human being possessing a beautiful soul, is he in whom reason and feeling, duty and passion coalesce, he who does his duty with joy. It is the genius who lawfully extends and creatively restores all limits.