Mary Stuart (trans. Poulton)

Friedrich Schiller translated by Mike Poulton

DOI: 10.5040/9781408167359.00000004
Acts: 5. Roles: Male (13) , Female (6) , Neutral (0)

Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart is one of the great works of German literature. A grand historical drama, it tells the story of the personal struggle between two extraordinary women – one French, one English – both captive to the demands of sovereignty and both caught in a tumult of political and religious intrigue. Which of them is the rightful Queen of England: Mary Stuart or Elizabeth Tudor?

Intertwined with this rivalry is a vicious struggle between Lord Burghley and the Earl of Leicester, both of whom feel a loyalty to their queen, while Leicester also harbours a secret passion for Mary.

Mary Stuart, written in 1800 by Friedrich Schiller, and produced by Goethe at Weimer, was translated by Mike Poulton for a production that premiered at Clwyd Theatr Cymru on 7 May 2009.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Friedrich Schiller translated by Mike Poulton

ISBN: 9781408199930

Series: Modern Plays

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