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Maria Stuart by Friedrich Schiller
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Sep 28, 11

bookshelves: kindle, rws-2011-fall, 2011-read
Read from September 13 to 28, 2011

I'd really like to see a production of this play, or even better, of the opera based on it. I enjoyed reading the portrayal of Elizabeth and Mary, though I don't know how historically accurate it is. According to Wikipedia, the meeting between Mary and Elizabeth so deliciously enacted in this play actually never occurred. I can definitely picture certain actresses really bringing life to the face-off between these characters. I see why the play won seven Tony awards in its most recent (2009) revival on Broadway.

Also, the wonders of the internet revealed this little gem of a story. During one production, an actor enacting a suicide in the play nearly killed himself when a stage knife hadn't been properly dulled. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/...

I'll definitely be watching for a chance to see a live performance of this one.
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