Queen of Scots

by  Gordon Daviot

Full Length Play, Drama  /  20m, 6f

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Queen of Scots

by  Gordon Daviot

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    20m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

This play about Mary Stuart is restricted to those seven fateful years in Scotland between 1561-8, which broke the Queen's spirit and changed her from a not-too-much cast down, Frenchified young woman - her husband, Francis II of France, had only just died - to the pathetic creature who escaped to England after the defeat of Langside in 1568, and thus entered on her long-protracted but inevitable doom. One has the workings of political intrigue and subterfuge, which start from the temporary banishment of Bothwell, and include the murder of Rizzio, and marriage with the worthless Darnley and his subsequent assassination in a sickbed, and the second marriage, this time with the rugged masterful Bothwell, which was the beginning of the end. 
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Setting: 9 Interiors, 1 Exterior
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

20m, 6f
Andy
Chatellard
D’Amville
Du Croc
Earl of Arran; Paris
Earl of Morton
Earl of Ruthven
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
Janet
Lord James Stuart
Mary Beaton
Mary Fleming
Mary Stuart
Mrs Lambie
Nell Gray
Page
Rizzio; Taylor
Suppliant; Scots servant; Count de Moretta
Will
William Maitland of Lethington
Andy
Chatellard
D’Amville
Du Croc
Earl of Arran; Paris
Earl of Morton
Earl of Ruthven
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
Janet
Lord James Stuart
Mary Beaton
Mary Fleming
Mary Stuart
Mrs Lambie
Nell Gray
Page
Rizzio; Taylor
Suppliant; Scots servant; Count de Moretta
Will
William Maitland of Lethington

Crew

Andy
Chatellard
D’Amville
Du Croc
Earl of Arran; Paris
Earl of Morton
Earl of Ruthven
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
Janet
Lord James Stuart
Mary Beaton
Mary Fleming
Mary Stuart
Mrs Lambie
Nell Gray
Page
Rizzio; Taylor
Suppliant; Scots servant; Count de Moretta
Will
William Maitland of Lethington

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

Gordon Daviot

Gordon Daviot

New Theatre, London, 1934, starring Laurence Olivier as Bothwell 

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