James III: The True Mirror
Published in volume The James Plays
First Staged:
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 2014

James III: The True Mirror

By Rona Munro
Published in volume The James Plays

The third part of Rona Munro's The James Plays cycle, James III: The True Mirror, like the King himself, is colourful and unpredictable, turning its attention to the women at the heart of the royal court.

Charismatic, cultured, and obsessed with grandiose schemes that his nation can ill afford, James III is by turns loved and loathed. Scotland thunders dangerously close to civil war, but its future may be decided by James’ resourceful and resilient wife, Queen Margaret of Denmark. Her love and clear vision can save a fragile monarchy and rescue a struggling people.

The James Plays premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2014, before transferring to the National Theatre, London, in a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland.

Published in volume The James Plays

Also by Rona Munro:

Strawberries in January
The Last Witch
Long Time Dead
Your Turn to Clean the Stair
Saturday at the Commodore
The Indian Boy
The Astronaut's Chair
The House of Bernarda Alba
Scottish Shorts
Little Eagles
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
The Basement Flat
Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue
Mary Barton
James V: Katherine
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Bold Girls
James IV: Queen of the Fight
The James Plays
James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock
The Maiden Stone
James II: Day of the Innocents

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