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Mary Queen of Scots Got her Head Chopped Off

Mary Queen of Scots Got her Head Chopped Off None

  • Title: Mary Queen of Scots Got her Head Chopped Off
  • Author: Liz Lochhead
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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      Published :2019-01-26T12:18:25+00:00

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    1. For my full review: girlwithherheadinabook/2For the 2015 Reading Challenge, one of the categories is to read a play. As it happened, I already had a copy of Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off waiting to be read but still I couldn’t help but feel that it Wasn’t Quite Right – reading a play? While at university, I have even had mini rants about reading Shakespeare – you never even get half of the point of the play until you see it. I remember as a fourteen year-old having a momen [...]

    2. An absolutely brilliant play by the Scottish playwright Liz Lochhead. One of the things I found most striking about this play is the doubling of characters, and the quick transitions between monarchs and servants--in the scenes where Mary is queen Elizabeth plays her servant Bessie, and when Elizabeth is queen Mary plays the servant Marian. Corbie facilitates the transitions between the scenes (though she loses control of the plot toward the end of the play) altering the actors from monarchs to [...]

    3. when i did scottish history at uni last year mary and the stewarts was probably my favourite bit. this is a very different telling of those events. in some ways i think it was more accessible than old history textbooks but other times it took me a while to try and work out the scots, something i'm usually fine at given i'm surrounded by it/use some of the words myself. i liked the last scene where all the characters were brought into a modern playground setting. i think this play humanises mary [...]

    4. Now easily one of my favourite plays, Mary Queen of Scots is creative and fantastical challenging the myth of the Scottish Queen. I wish the text was more popular as it makes Scottish history more accessible and challenges the parameters of theatre. Liz Lochead meticulously calculates and shapes her writing to create works which can be enjoyed by all regardless of knowledge, feeding into folk tradition. Lochead has become one of my favourite writers and I am looking forward to reading her poetry [...]

    5. Like Howard Brenton's Anne Boleyn play, this one (written much earlier) encourages viewing characters from English and Scottish history in a 21st-century light. Now I would like to see it performed--the Scots spelling of much of the dialogue sometimes makes for puzzling reading, and it's hard to visualize the shifts where the actor playing a queen becomes a commoner (and back). Interesting take on the relationship between the two queens, Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart, and what they have meant [...]

    6. As with most plays, reading it just does not do it justice. I found it fascinating though at times difficult because I'm neither familiar with Scottish history nor Scots speak. However, I thought it was well written and a brilliant concept. I'd love to see it live!

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