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Thompson, Benjamin 1776?-1816

Overview
Works: 159 works in 662 publications in 1 language and 6,111 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical drama  Verse drama  Biographical drama  Coming-of-age drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Ritterdrama  History  Illustrated works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Adapter, Librettist
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Thompson
The stranger : a drama in five acts by August von Kotzebue( Book )

52 editions published between 1798 and 1989 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The happy family : a drama in five acts by August von Kotzebue( Book )

23 editions published between 1799 and 1989 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelaide of Wulfingen : a tragedy in four acts : exemplifying the barbarity which prevailed during the thirteenth century by August von Kotzebue( )

23 editions published between 1798 and 1989 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ring, or, The merry wives of Madrid by Benjamin Thompson( )

18 editions published between 1799 and 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German theatre by Benjamin Thompson( Book )

23 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otto of Wittelsbach, or, The choleric count : a tragedy in five acts by Joseph Marius Babo( )

13 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lover's vows, or, The natural son : a comedy in five acts by August von Kotzebue( Book )

9 editions published between 1802 and 1965 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the introduction of Merino sheep into the different states of Europe, and at the Cape of Good Hope : describing the actual state of these animals, the number of them, the different modes of treatment which they experience, and the advantages which they render to agriculture, manufactures, and commerce by C. de Lasteyrie( )

15 editions published between 1809 and 2011 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the eighteenth century, Spain relaxed its stringent export restrictions on Merino sheep, whose notably fine fleeces had long ensured the reputation of the Spanish woollen industry. Merinos were introduced around Europe and in 1792 Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, established the first British flock in George III's gardens at Kew. This book, describing the qualities and adaptability of the Merino, was originally published in Paris in 1802 by the French agriculturalist and aristocrat C. P. Lasteyrie (1759?1849). It appeared in 1810 in this English translation by Benjamin Thompson (1775/6?1816), a professional playwright and translator, who was also an unsuccessful agricultural speculator and, briefly, secretary to the Merino Society. Documenting the spread of the Merino, regional variations in breeding regulations and husbandry practices, and wool yields, prices and taxation, this promotional treatise sheds light on the history of both agriculture and commodity trading
Dagobert, king of the Franks : a tragedy in five acts by Joseph Marius Babo( Book )

18 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Perouse : a drama in two acts by August von Kotzebue( Book )

17 editions published between 1799 and 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on an uninhabited island in the south sea. It opens with the protagonist Perouse looking out to sea and seeing a passing ship for the first time in eight years
Lovers vows : a play in five acts by August von Kotzebue( Book )

6 editions published in 1809 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ildegerte, Queen of Norway : In two volumes. by August von Kotzebue( )

11 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recall of Momus : a bagatelle by Benjamin Thompson( Book )

9 editions published between 1804 and 1975 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Baron Kotzebue Translated from the German, by Charles Smith. by August von Kotzebue( )

3 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The robbers ; Wallenstein by Friedrich Schiller( Book )

11 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains two eighteenth-century plays by German dramatist Friedrich Schiller, including "The Robbers," a tragedy of liberty and fraternity; and "Wallenstein," a trilogy in the traditions of Sophocles, Shakespeare, and French Classical drama
The stranger : a drama in five acts : as performed at the Drury Lane, New-York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston theatres by August von Kotzebue( Book )

6 editions published between 1817 and 1978 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ensign : a comedy in three acts by Friedrich Ludwig Schröder( Book )

12 editions published between 1800 and 1996 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Koenigsmark : a tragedy in five acts by Karl Reitzenstein( )

12 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False delicacy : a drama in five acts by August von Kotzebue( Book )

16 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos, infant of Spain : a tragedy in five acts by Friedrich Schiller( Book )

9 editions published between 1801 and 1989 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schiller?s Don Carlos, written ten years before his great Wallenstein trilogy, testifies to the young playwright?s growing power. First performed in 1787, it stands at the culmination of Schiller?s formative development as a dramatist and is the first play written in his characteristic iambic pentameter. Don Carlos plunges the audience into the dangerous political and personal struggles that rupture the court of the Spanish King Philip II in 1658. The autocratic king?s son Don Carlos is caught between his political ideals, fostered by his friendship with the charismatic Marquis Posa, and his doomed love for his stepmother Elisabeth of Valois. These twin passions set him against his father, the brooding and tormented Philip, and the terrible power of the Catholic Church, represented in the play by the indelible figure of the Grand Inquisitor.Schiller described Don Carlos as ""a family portrait in a princely house.? It interweaves political machinations with powerful personal relationships to create a complex and resonant tragedy. The conflict between absolutism and liberty appealed not only to audiences but also to other artists and gave rise to several operas, not least to Verdi?s great Don Carlos of 1867. The play, which the playwright never finished to his satisfaction, lives on nonetheless among his best-loved works and is translated here with flair and skill by Flora Kimmich. Like her translations of Schiller?s Wallenstein and his Fiesco?s Conspiracy at Genoa, this is a lively and accessible rendering of a classic text. As with all books in the Open Book Classics series, it is supported by an introduction and notes that will inform and enlighten both the student and the general reader."
 
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