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FRIEDRICH SCHILLER (1759-1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian and playwright.  Verdi based four of his operas on Schiller's including:  Don Carlos. Schiller struck up a productive friendship with Goethe and together than founded the Weimar Theatre which became the leading theater in Germany. Their collaboration helped lead to a dramatic renaissance in Germany. His plays include:  The Maid of Orleans, The Robbers, William Tell, The Wallenstein Trilogy and  Mary Stuart.

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Mary Stuart
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Mary Stuart

Friedrich Schiller, in a version by Jeremy Sams
 

The great German tragedian imagines a meeting between Mary Queen of Scots and her captor and eventual executioner, Queen Elizabeth I.

Mary has been held prisoner for nineteen years by her cousin, Elizabeth 1, who has condemned her to death, but is reluctant to be seen to carry out the sentence. Leicester, Elizabeth's favorite and Mary's ex-lover, engineers a meeting of the two Queens an encounter which never took place in historical fact from which Mary emerges triumphant but doomed.

Review
'Jeremy Sam's succinct and sharp new adaptation gives it all a telling urgency.'  Daily Mail.


Cast : 15M, 5F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-294-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB