Schiller’s Mary Stuart in a new version by Peter Oswald
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Mary Stuart, one of the great classics of European theatre, depicts the last days of Mary Queen of Scots. Mary Stuart is imprisoned in England for the murder of her husband Darnley but more importantly for her claim to the English throne, which at that time was held by her cousin Queen Elizabeth I. The play imagines a meeting between the two rivals and explores the possible conversation between Elizabeth, the cold-hearted politically driven Queen, who will do anything to hold onto her throne and Mary Stuart, the figurehead for Catholic revolutionaries conspiring to overthrow the virgin Queen.
Born in 1759 Friedrich Schiller was a German Poet, Historian, Dramatist and Playwright. Both physical freedom and spiritual freedom were themes that ran throughout his works and the psychology behind these constraints was of particular importance to his learnings. Schiller collaborated with Goethe to write a collection of poems and later they formed the Weimer Theatre which became a leading theatre in Germany. Their partnership helped lead the renaissance of drama in Germany.
Conall Morrison is a Director and Writer. Some of his many Abbey shows include: Hamlet, The Tempest, Translations, Whistle in the Dark, Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant, Tarry Flynn, The Colleen Bawn, The Dandy Dolls and The Freedom of the City. Amongst his shows for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, are The Cruicible, Playboy of the Western World and Conversations on a Homecoming. He has directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, English National Opera and for Cameron Mackintosh. He has written several plays and adaptations.
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Question and Answer session with Conall Morrison on Tuesday 3rd December after the performances. Limited spaces available