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Maria Stuart

by Friedrich Schiller

Maria Stuart. Video trailer © Deutsches Theater Berlin

6:00:00 PM
3sat-recording from Deutsches Theater Berlin
2 h 15 min
In German with English subtitles

About This Production

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, is in English captivity. As long as she is alive, the English Queen Elizabeth cannot be sure of her own power. But Elizabeth hesitates to order the execution of her competitor and kinswoman who can still command strong support, even in the dungeon. Surrounded by male careerists, the two women fight a duel that either both or none of them can win. Director Anne Lenk – whose production of Molière’s “Der Menschenfeind (The Misanthrope)” was invited to the 2020 Theatertreffen – has once again created a contemporary reading of a major canonic subject. She takes Schiller’s text seriously while discovering a surprising amount of wit in it. The company of Deutsches Theater Berlin show themselves at top form in Judith Oswald’s set, a logical response to the adversities of this pandemic-afflicted season.

Artistic Team

Anne Lenk Director
Judith Oswald Set design
Sibylle Wallum Costume design
Camill Jammal Music
Cornelia Gloth Lighting design
David Heiligers Dramaturgy

Julia Windischbauer Elizabeth, Queen of England
Franziska Machens Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland
Enno Trebs Lord Burleigh
Alexander Khuon Earl of Leicester
Jörg Pose Earl of Shrewsbury
Paul Grill Amias Paulet, Mary’s Warder
Caner Sunar Earl Aubespine, French Envoy / Wilhelm Davison, Undersecretary
Jeremy Mockridge Mortimer, Paulet’s Nephew / Melvil, Friend of Mary from Earlier Days

Premiere October 30, 2020

Deutsches Theater Berlin

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Theatertreffen is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
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