Leonce and Lena (German: Leonce und Lena) is a play by Georg Büchner ( –) which is considered a comedy, but is actually a satire veiled in humor. Title, Leonce ile Lena Volume of MitosBoyut tiyatro/oyun dizisi. Author, Georg Büchner. Publisher, Mitos Boyut Yayinlari, ISBN, Buy Leonce ile Lena by Georg Büchner (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Princess Lena’s governess and companion.

She takes pity on the mournful Lena in the first act of the play and facilitates her fleeing the realm. King Peter of the Kingdom Popo is being dressed up by valets. Leonce and Lena both are heading to Italy.

This article needs additional citations for verification. They disguise themselves as robots and Valerio introduces them to the kingdom to stage a wedding.

Leonce ile Lena

In act 3, Leonce and Lena return to the Kingdom of Popo with Valerio and the governess lean be married. Does fate come to us, if fate exists? He concerns more with his duties as a King than with his people. Concubine of Prince Leonce. Leonce and Lena are controlled by fate even though they try to escape from it.

The governess feels pity for Lena and takes her out of the kingdom to escape the marriage. In Leonce’s own words, he is “bored with loving her”, and makes every effort throughout their encounter in the first act to stifle any remaining sentiment he entertains for her.

Seen in the third act, directing ilw masses of downtrodden peasants as to how they should behave as they line the streets, hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal wedding procession. For example, in Act I, Leonce meets Valerio, who enjoys his life.

Leonce and Lena – Wikipedia

On their way they meet coincidentally or as a sign of fate. Introduction, “Leonce und Lena and Lenz”, pp xii — xxii. Leonce confesses loence Lena he fell in love with her and kisses her but she runs away. She tells the governess that she does not want to get married with a man who she does not know and love. This page was last edited on 30 Juneat The president of the council comes in his room and reminds him of the wedding ceremony with Lena on the day after.


That makes Leonce want to commit suicide by jumping into the river but Kena stops him. He might be leena as hedonistic in his preoccupation with food, drink and a comfortable living, and this coarsely materialistic aspect of his character is in stark contrast with the dreamy, contemplative melancholy of Leonce. Retrieved from ” https: In the kingdom, everything is ready for a wedding but the prince and princess.

Lena does not know who Leonce is and ilee not feel she could love him. There are two imaginary countries: Leonce and Valerio are on their way to Italy, and also Lena and governess are on their way to Italy.

He is averse to the idea of an arranged marriage, and though aware of his duty to his father wishes, flees the realm. Lena is similarly fearful of the idea of an arranged marriage and is unable to grasp why the state must “drive a nail through two hands which never sought each other out”.

Ruler of the Kingdom of Popo. Views Read Edit View history. At the same i,e in the Kingdom of Pipi, Lena is with her governess in the garden lamenting because she has to be married with the prince of the kingdom of Popo, a man whom she had never met.

It may be presumed that Leonce and Lena represent the symbol of the rebellion against their parents but regardless they have done what their parents wanted. King Peter and his followers try to figure out how to solve the problem that Prince Leonce and Princess Lena are not there in their wedding day. The character of Leonce can be seen as an amalgamation of characterisations from plays by different authors. Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Articles containing German-language keonce Articles with Project Gutenberg links.

King Peter is a small-minded bureaucrat who frequently becomes tangled up in his own muddled philosophy and who must tie a knot leonve his handkerchief to remind him to spare a thought for his people. Meeting with Valerio, escaping the kingdom, going to Italy and so on, all these tasks are the pathway to the door of fate.


Leonce and Lena German: Crown Prince of Popo. There are also a number of strong links between the character of Leonce and, for example, Valeria, in Brentano ‘s Ponce de Leon and Hamletthe protagonist of William Shakespeare ‘s tragedy.

This event is arranged and controlled by the schoolmaster. A bit later, Lena and the governess arrive at the same inn.

When they remove their disguise it becomes known to everyone that they are the true prince and princess and their ild was true. She is similar to Leonce.

Leonce ile Lena – Georg Büchner – Google Books

Therefore, King Peter settles to make the two leoncs represent the prince and princess and have them married instead of the real prince and princess. It is a very predictable love story. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. She wants to fall in love with someone but is not given a choice. It was written in the spring of for a competition ‘for the best one- or two-act comedy in prose or verse’ sponsored by the Stuttgart publisher Cotta.

A series of faceless, toadying officials of the Court of Popo who bow instantly to the word of the King.

However, they meet each other in Italy during their escape, fall in love, and get married. Let us say fate exists, but it is not one door. Like Fantasiothe eponymous hero of the French play by Alfred de MussetLeonce is much older than his years and jaded by melancholy; he cannot abide the insincerity and shallowness of courtly life and lenaa responsibilities.