Mary Stuart

Friedrich SCHILLER (1759 - 1805), translated by Joseph MELLISH (1768 - 1823)

Schiller's tragedy depicts the final days of Mary, Queen of Scots, who has been imprisoned by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, because of her potential claim on the English throne. The action of the play revolves around an attempt to rescue Mary from prison and Elizabeth's indecision over whether or not to have her executed. The 1801 translation is by Joseph Mellish, a friend of Schiller's. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast:
Queen Elizabeth: Elizabeth Klett
Mary Stuart: Arielle Lipshaw
Earl of Leicester: David Goldfarb
Earl of Shrewsbury: Bruce Pirie
Lord Burleigh: Andy Minter
Earl of Kent: Mark F. Smith
Sir William Davison / Officer / Melvil: Algy Pug
Sir Amias Paulet: Martin Geeson
Sir Edward Mortimer: mb
Count L'Aubespine: om123
O'Kelly / Burgoyne: Dale Burgess
Count Bellievre: Matthew Reece
Hannah Kennedy: Availle
Margaret Curl: lavahna
Page: Philippa
First Woman: Lucy Perry
Narrator: Roseanne Schmidt

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Plays, Drama, Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 01:03:05
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:58:28
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:34:02
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:40:46
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:45:07