Queen Anne
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848426665Publication Date:
29 Jun 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 144 pages ISBN: 9781780016870Publication Date:
29 Jun 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2015; West End, 2017

Queen Anne

By Helen Edmundson

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Helen Edmundson's gripping play tells the little-known story of a monarch caught between friendship and duty.

1702. William III is on the throne and England is on the verge of war.

Princess Anne is soon to become Queen, and her advisors vie for influence over the future monarch. Who can Anne turn to when even her most trusted friends seem bent on pursuing power?

Contending with deceit and blackmail, Anne must decide where her allegiances lie, and whether to sacrifice her closest relationships for the sake of the country.

Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Queen Anne premiered at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in November 2015, and was revived at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, in 2017.

Press Quotes

'A rich and satisfying drama with two splendidly meaty female central characters'

Evening Standard

'As regal and captivating as the best historical royal dramas. One might say it’s fit for a Queen'

Radio Times

'Fascinating... Edmundson is particularly good on the intricacies of court politics... it is invigorating to see a play that shows women exercising power'

Guardian

'An intelligent and enjoyable history play'

Financial Times

'Enthralling… provides two absolutely terrific female roles'

WhatsOnStage

'A fascinating history play with uncanny modern parallels'

Telegraph

'A richly textured, modern history play… a truly compelling drama'

The Stage
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848426665Publication Date:
29 Jun 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 144 pages ISBN: 9781780016870Publication Date:
29 Jun 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Helen Edmundson:

Swallows and Amazons (stage version)
Life is a Dream
Thérèse Raquin (stage version)
Mary Shelley
Anna Karenina (stage version)
Coram Boy (stage version)
Gone to Earth (stage version)
War and Peace (stage version)
Orestes
The Clearing
Mother Teresa is Dead
Small Island (stage version)
The Heresy of Love
The Mill on the Floss (stage version)

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