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Mary of Scotland

Mary of Scotland
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
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Author: Maxwell Anderson
Publisher: Samuel French (cover may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 122
Pub. Date: 1995
ISBN-10: 0573612218
ISBN-13: 9780573612213
Cast Size: 5 female, 22 male

About the Play:

Mary of Scotland is a full-length historical drama by Maxwell Anderson. The play follows the fortunes of the recently widowed Mary Stuart, from her arrival in Scotland in 1561 to her imprisonment in England awaiting execution in 1584. Mary of Scotland is the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, her downfall, and her difficult relationship with her cousin Queen Elizabeth. Especially recommended for school and contest use.

Mary of Scotland tells the story of Mary Stuart, also known as Mary, Queen of Scots, and focuses on the six years that began when nineteen year old Mary set foot on her unruly land as queen and ended when the last ray of hope faded with the sunset she watched from the window of her prison. The play written entirely in blank verse is set in the 16th century, during a time of great political upheaval in Scotland and England. Mary, who was raised in France, returns to Scotland to claim her throne after the death of her husband, the King of France. She faces opposition from the Protestant nobles who do not trust her Catholic faith, and from her cousin, the crafty and ambitious Queen Elizabeth I of England, who sees Mary as a threat to her own rule. Over the course of three acts, Elizabeth's machinations undermine Mary again and again, eventually causing her own people to turn against her, and enabling Elizabeth to imprison Mary. The play culminates in a final, dramatic confrontation between the two Queens – a faceoff which never actually occurred in real life, as, historically, the two only exchanged letters. Mary of Scotland is a powerful and moving drama that explores themes of power, loyalty, and betrayal, and offers a fascinating glimpse into one of the most tragic and controversial figures in Scottish and English history.

Mary of Scotland premiered in 1933 on Broadway at The Alvin Theatre starring Helen Hayes. It also served as the source for the 1936 John Ford movie in which Katharine Hepburn played the title role. Rarely performed professionally, it is particularly suitable for schools and high school drama contests and festivals.

Cast: 5 female, 22 male

About the Playwright:

Maxwell Anderson (1888-1956) was an award-winning American playwright and screenwriter. Best known for his Hollywood screen adaptations of his own plays including Key Largo, and Mary of Scotland, he was the most successful playwright of his time and most of his plays, including Mary of Scotland, enjoyed long runs on Broadway. Both Your Houses won the Pulitzer Prize and Winterset and Mary of Scotland won coveted Drama League Awards.

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