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Mary Stuart

Broadhurst Theatre |  Broadway  | April, 2009

  • Best Revival of a Play
  • Best Director of a Play
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (2 nominations)
  • Best Costume Design of a Play WINNER
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play
  • Best Sound Design of a Play

A play by Friedrich Schiller, adapted by Peter Oswald

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd

Starring Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter

It’s 1587, and Mary Queen of Scots has been held under house arrest in England for 19 years by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I…Although the two women never met in real life, Friedrich Schiller’s historical drama includes a dramatic showdown outside the castle where Mary is held prisoner. (Read more at broadway.com.) 

“You can argue all you like, as historians and theologians have for centuries, about which of them has the greater claim to the English throne. But after seeing the terrifically exciting new production of Friedrich Schiller’s ‘Mary Stuart,’ which opened Sunday night at the Broadhurst Theatre, you won’t doubt that both the queens it portrays are born to rule. So, I might add, are the actresses who play them.”

- The New York Times

“Phyllida Lloyd's steely revival of the Friedrich Schiller play simmers and scalds as it should, but it's the deft balance of the parallel tragedies of two imprisoned queens that makes the production so enthralling.”

- Variety