Saturday, 5 October 2013

New Version of Friedrich Schiller's 'Mary Stuart'

We have received a very interesting communication from the Rococo Players in Gloucestershire.

Between Tuesday 26th. and Saturday 30th. November the company will be staging a new version by Peter Oswald of Friedrich Schiller's play 'Mary Stuart' to be performed tin the stunningly atmospheric 13th. century Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester

The play, on which Donizetti's opera Maria Stuarda is based was first performed in 1800. It is set in the final days on Mary's imprisonment in England and has been criticised, involving as it does, a meeting between May and her captor, Elizabeth 1. Notwithstanding some speculative theories to the contrary in every probability this was a meeting which just did not happen. The concept does though make for good drama.

It would  appears Peter Oswald now wraps round the meeting a text which covers National Security, International Terrorism and questions about the rights and responsibilities of those in power.

Certainly makes for an evening of theatre

Tickets (£15, £12 concession) can be purchased on line at telephone 01242 522852. There are discounts for early booking.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I'm directing this production, thanks for the mention :-) Tickets are actually £15 not £5, although if you book before October 12th they're just £12. I hope you'll be able to come along - as you say it plays very fast and loose with historical accuracy but Mary is most definitely the good guy!