Queen Margaret
Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848428102Publication Date:
20 Sep 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2018

Queen Margaret

By William Shakespeare Adapted by Jeanie O'Hare

Paperback £9.99£7.99

On Stage at:
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
From Fri 14 Sep 2018 to Sat 6 Oct 2018

Hungry for power and angered by their king, the nobles of Henry VI’s court plot and scheme against each other. As Henry wavers and the factions split, Queen Margaret is determined to hold on to power and protect the crown that will one day belong to her son.

Using Shakespeare’s orginal lines, alongside new text, Jeanie O’Hare retells the Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the Queen. A captivating exploration of an iconic moment in British history, the play premiered at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in September 2018, directed by Elizabeth Freestone and featuring Jade Anouka as Margaret of Anjou.

‘This lady excelled all others, as well in beauty and favour, as in wit and policy, and was of stomach more like a man than a woman’ Holinshed’s Chronicles, 1577

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'Queen Margaret doesn't just shed new light on Margaret herself, but carves a whole new path through Shakespeare's Histories and England's civil war... with the nation at war over Brexit, this story of a Frenchwoman fighting for England's heart has found its moment'

WhatsOnStage

'Jeannie O’Hare has built a very credible parallel to the Shakespeare canon... this is a dramatic construction with all the depth of a Shakespeare history play, the best of its richness of language, the intelligence to weave that respectfully with modern perspectives, the inventiveness to use new technologies to excite new responses'

The Reviews Hub

'Feels genuinely like a lost Shakespearian epic… the dialogue remixes Shakespeare’s text and matches the rhythms and language of his writing so convincingly that you’d be hard pressed to spot where O’Hare’s words end and his begin… what a terrific central role this play provides'

The Stage
Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848428102Publication Date:
20 Sep 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by William Shakespeare:

Thomas More
Cardenio
The Winter's Tale
Macbeth
King Lear
Romeo and Juliet
The Tempest
Henry V
Richard III (West End edition)
Edward III
Hamlet
Shakespeare on Theatre
Romeo and Juliet
Richard II
The Winter's Tale
Julius Caesar
As You Like It
Twelfth Night
Henry IV Part I
Henry IV Part II
All's Well That Ends Well
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Measure for Measure
Othello
Richard III
Much Ado About Nothing (West End edition)
Much Ado About Nothing

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