Talk:The Robbers

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This text is a very bad translation of the german Wikipedia article. It seems like it was translated word by word, ignoring the specific grammar and syntax of the english language. It needs to be completly edited.

- Sascha (Leipzig, Germany)


Cleaned up most of the introductory section, and changed 1. Act to Act I, etc. Wasn't sure what to put instead of 'dear deficit', though. /kaˈʋɛːfa ˈweːnaː/T|E

Just looked up the German article from which this was translated: "dear deficit" seems to be an attempt at translating the German "Liebesentzug" - a psychological term apparently meaning something like "deprivation of love". Is there such a term in English? Lukas 13:38, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
I was looking to improve this, but I have no idea what half of it means. Eg 'Amalia is Karl's love. To its relationship see sucked. "Hektorlied". you is a faithful and reliable person. But so it is also again not reliable: Their uncertainty tells itself, when it believes Franz first, as it tries it against Karl to apply (see ring, sword).' When I have more time, I'll check German Wikipedia and try to do a better translation.
OK, I took a quick stab at Act IV (had to start SOMEWHERE), going off the German Wikipedia article. This is the worst translation I've ever seen, clearly machine translated, to the point where Schloss was consistently translated as "lock" instead of "castle"! I'll do more when I have time and energy, and hopefully a copy of the actual play on hand! -- PKtm 05:47, 17 April 2006 (UTC)
hi, yes this is a bit of a jumble but i've taken a stab too, and we'll get it all to make sense eventually. --Smithgrrl 22:38, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
I reckon it's best if this is copy-edited by someone who is fluent in German so they can get their head around what the article means. Morrad 16:44, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Did some more cleaning up in the Intro. Didn't look at the German, but there was plenty to do without that -- simply putting similar ideas into the same paragraph was a big step.... Aristophanes68 (talk) 05:44, 6 March 2008 (UTC)


Since when are they named Moorland? In every edition I could find the family name is just Moor. The only explanation could be an altering of the surname in the English translation - and this seems very unlikely to me.--Sokrat3000 17:56, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

re: copyedit[edit]

My inclination here is to drastically prune the character list. one or two lines for the main ones and just the names for the rest. I looked at a Shakespeare play article and it had very little detail for characters. Any thoughts?--killing sparrows (chirp!) 06:30, 24 April 2007 (UTC)


Perhaps you might mention that Charlotte Bronte uses passages from this work in Jane Eyre, chapter 28. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:52, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Maybe the article should be expanded in its core first before such peripheral items get added to "Adaptations (and influences)". But if you can be a bit more specific about the context, you can of course add it to the article.
If you refer to the episode where Mary Rivers reads to Diana a passage from The Robbers (Franz, act 5: "Then steppeth forth one, in appearance like the starry night" / "Da trat hervor Einer, anzusehen wie die Sternennacht"), I think that might not be quite significant enough to be mentioned here. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 13:16, 30 August 2009 (UTC)