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The Burgomaster of Stilemonde - A Play in Three Acts - cover

The Burgomaster of Stilemonde - A Play in Three Acts

Maurice Maeterlinck

Translator Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

Maurice Maeterlinck's 'The Burgomaster of Stilemonde' is a compelling play that delves into the complexities of power, morality, and the human condition. Set in a small Belgian town during the Spanish Inquisition, the play follows the tragic fate of the Burgomaster as he grapples with the dilemmas of justice and loyalty. Maeterlinck's poetic and symbolist style adds a layer of depth to the narrative, enriching the themes of guilt and redemption. The play is a remarkable blend of philosophical inquiry and dramatic tension, making it a poignant and thought-provoking read. Maeterlinck's choice of setting reflects the tension and turmoil of his time, providing a window into the social and political landscape of the late 19th century. His exploration of moral ambiguity and the consequences of authority resonates with contemporary audiences, making 'The Burgomaster of Stilemonde' a timeless and relevant piece of literature. I highly recommend this play to readers interested in exploring the complexities of human nature and the timeless questions of morality and power.
Available since: 10/12/2023.
Print length: 41 pages.

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