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by Liz Lochhead

Author: Liz Lochhead
Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
Language: English
Publisher: Gardners Books; 1st Edition. edition (July 31, 1989)
Pages: 160 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.1
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Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off is a 1987 play by Liz Lochhead. It explores the relationship between Elizabeth I of England and Mary Stuart.

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off is a 1987 play by Liz Lochhead. It is primarily written to be from a female point of view, and is considered to be Lochhead's most successful and critically acclaimed play.

riginally staged to mark four hundred years since the execution of Mary Stuart, Lochhead is very much embracing the idea of Mary Queen of Scots in pop culture rather than making any attempt to consider the period historically. I first became a fan of Lochhead after studying Rapunzstiltskin for GCSE – this was the very first poem I ever picked for Poetry Please.

Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead was born in 1947, in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. A good place to start this critical analysis, then, is her punchy play Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (1989), which brings all three together

Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead was born in 1947, in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art and taught art at schools in Glasgow and Bristol. She was Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University (1986-7) and Writer in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988. A good place to start this critical analysis, then, is her punchy play Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (1989), which brings all three together. In 2011, the play was given a fresh run by the Royal Lyceum and Dundee Rep, directed by Tony Cownie.

What sets Liz Lochhead's 1987 play apart is the way past and present rub up against each other . But for all the cultural collisions of the story, there is nothing abrasive about Shauna Macdonald's Mary or Emily Winter's Elizabeth.

What sets Liz Lochhead's 1987 play apart is the way past and present rub up against each other, setting off sparks of recognition as text-book history clashes with modern-day topicality. You see it in the dressing-up box costumes, the frocks as much 1950s prom as 16th-century regal. They give merely pleasant performances when they should be larger than life.

A modern classic about the bitter rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin and fellow ruler, Elizabeth I of England – retold by Scotland's most popular playwright

A modern classic about the bitter rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin and fellow ruler, Elizabeth I of England – retold by Scotland's most popular playwright. Once upon a time, there were twa queens on the wan green island, and the wan green island was split inty twa kingdoms. But no equal kingdom. Mary and Elizabeth are two women with much in common, but more that sets them apart. Following the death of her husband, the Dauphin of France, the beautiful, and staunchly Catholic Mary Stuart has returned from France to rule Scotland, a country she neither knows.

Liz Lochhead was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2015.

Notable successes included her adaptation of Molière’s Tartuffe for the Lyceum (1986) and Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, performed by Communicado (1987). Liz Lochhead was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2015.

When the play was premiered during the 1987 Edinburgh festival, Scots poet and playwright Liz Lochhead won international recognition for this darkly comic and uncompromisingly honest portrayal of the life and times of one of the most significant figures in Scottish history. Acclaimed as Lockhead's best dramatic work, the play invites us to look at the legacy of Mary in Scotland viewed through the beady, dour and sagacious eyes of Corbie - the carrion crow who is Mary's unseen attendant through life and death. External metadata update. 2019-04-11T13:21:15Z.

A modern classic about the bitter rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin and fellow ruler, Elizabeth I of England - retold by Scotland's most popular playwright.

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Mary, deposed Queen of The Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringay Castle 401 years ago at the age of 44 after 19. .

Mary, deposed Queen of The Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringay Castle 401 years ago at the age of 44 after 19 years in English prisons. What we think: The play has an energy, even on the page, that comes from the vigorous and creative use of Scots. Lochhead draws out the tension – between the two queens, between Scotland and England, between Catholic and Protestant, between women and men, between political expediency and sexual attraction. And in doing so she shines the spotlight on tensions that are with us still. All that, but funny and tragic too.