Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848420281Publication Date:
14 May 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781780011356Publication Date:
15 Aug 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Lyceum Studio Theatre, Edinburgh, 1987

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

By Liz Lochhead

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A modern classic about the bitter rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin and fellow ruler, Elizabeth I of England - retold by Scotland's most popular playwright.

Mary and Elizabeth are two women with much in common, but more that sets them apart.

Following the death of her husband, the Dauphin of France, the beautiful, and staunchly Catholic Mary Stuart has returned from France to rule Scotland, a country she neither knows nor understands. Ill-prepared to rule in her own right, Mary has failed to learn what her protestant cousin, Elizabeth Tudor, knows only too well - that a queen must rule with her head, not her heart.

All too soon the stage is set for a deadly endgame in which there can only be one winner and one queen on the one green island.

This revised version was published in 2009 with a new introduction by the author.

Also published in the volume Liz Lochhead: Five Plays.

'Once upon a time, there were twa queens on the wan green island, and the wan green island was split inty twa kingdoms. But no equal kingdoms...'

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'A triumph… the characterisations never slide over into caricature but are full-bodied, subtle, humorous and virile'

Time Out

'Twenty-two years on, it's a text that still takes the breath away with the fearless theatricality of its cabaret style, and the sheer force of the glittering poetic links it forges between the fraught and unresolved politics of Scotland in the 16th century, and tensions over gender and religion that still haunt our society today'

Scotsman
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848420281Publication Date:
14 May 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781780011356Publication Date:
15 Aug 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Liz Lochhead:

Miseryguts
Medea
Quelques Fleurs
Cuba
Blood and Ice
Dracula (stage version)
Educating Agnes
Tartuffe
Perfect Days
Miseryguts & Tartuffe
Good Things
Thon Man Molière
Liz Lochhead: Five Plays
Thebans

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