Christopher Newport University - Newport News, VA
This highly acclaimed new version of Schiller’s masterful drama transports us back to 1587, when having influence through power, religion, loyalty and royalty, was literally a matter of life or death. The court of Elizabeth I is threatened by the imprisoned Mary Stuart, whose has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Even more troubling, Mary is a Roman Catholic in a newly Protestant England, with her disaffected fellow believers fomenting revolution. Oswald’s Mary Stuart gives the audience a sense of the personal sacrifices and political dilemmas faced by these two monarchs, influential women in a male dominated world.
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