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Queen of Scots

Gordon Daviot

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6f, 20m

Queen of Scots

by  Gordon Daviot

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 20m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
Description
This play about Mary Stuart is restricted to those seven fateful years in Scotland between 1561-8, which broke the Queen's spirit and changed her from a not-too-much cast down, Frenchified young woman - her husband, Francis II of France, had only just died - to the pathetic creature who escaped to England after the defeat of Langside in 1568, and thus entered on her long-protracted but inevitable doom. One has the workings of political intrigue and subterfuge, which start from the temporary banishment of Bothwell, and include the murder of Rizzio, and marriage with the worthless Darnley and his subsequent assassination in a sickbed, and the second marriage, this time with the rugged masterful Bothwell, which was the beginning of the end. 
History
New Theatre, London, 1934, starring Laurence Olivier as Bothwell 

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Setting: 9 Interiors, 1 Exterior
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

6f, 20m
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
Andy
Chatellard
D’Amville
Du Croc
Earl of Arran; Paris
Earl of Morton
Earl of Ruthven
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
Janet
Lord James Stuart
Mary Beaton
Mary Fleming
Mary Stuart
Mrs Lambie
Nell Gray
Page
Rizzio; Taylor
Suppliant; Scots servant; Count de Moretta
Will
William Maitland of Lethington
Andy
Chatellard
D’Amville
Du Croc
Earl of Arran; Paris
Earl of Morton
Earl of Ruthven
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
Janet
Lord James Stuart
Mary Beaton
Mary Fleming
Mary Stuart
Mrs Lambie
Nell Gray
Page
Rizzio; Taylor
Suppliant; Scots servant; Count de Moretta
Will
William Maitland of Lethington

Crew

Andy
Chatellard
D’Amville
Du Croc
Earl of Arran; Paris
Earl of Morton
Earl of Ruthven
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
Janet
Lord James Stuart
Mary Beaton
Mary Fleming
Mary Stuart
Mrs Lambie
Nell Gray
Page
Rizzio; Taylor
Suppliant; Scots servant; Count de Moretta
Will
William Maitland of Lethington

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