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by Friedrich Schiller

"Her life is my death, her death my life." Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, has been imprisoned in England for 19 years. Still in the dungeon, she is a constant threat to Queen Elizabeth of England; the British people are calling for Mary's head to finally have peace after decades of religious and political tension.

Anselm Lipgens, Wiebke Acton, Benjamin Krüger
Anselm Lipgens, Wiebke Acton, Benjamin Krüger © Thorsten Wulff

Elizabeth is torn - having a queen executed seems like a portent for herself, as the winds of popular favor can shift at any moment. Religious delusion and political calculation are not only close to each other in "Mary Stuart", but are also inseparably linked with erotic and personal conflict. The struggle between politics and morality comes to a head in a personal conflict between the two queens. None of their actions can be merely personal; no step, no letter, no movement goes unseen. The private is political. High emotionality and deep loneliness are the driving forces of the characters in this concentrated version of Schiller's drama of the queens.

With Saskia von Winterfeld, Wiebke Acton, Anselm Lipgens, Benjamin Krüger

Director: Carola Söllner / Costumes: Gabriele Kortmann / Stage: Thomas Lorenz-Herting / Music: Bernd Medek / Make-up: Emily Beilharz / Assistant Costumes: Andrea Krüger / Assistant Director: Rosanna Monga / Light: Fabian Siewert

Funded by the NEUSTART KULTUR program - pandemic-related investments with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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