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The Abdication

The Abdication

By Ruth Wolff.

Product Code: AA3000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 6m., 4w.

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$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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Synopsis

In 1655, Christina of Sweden abdicated the throne, gives up Protestantism to become a Catholic and arrives in Rome expecting to be welcomed by the pope as the church's newest, most ardent and most celebrated convert. She is stunned to discover that, instead, she is forced to face an intensive examination of her life and motives by Cardinal Azzolino—with whom, shocking and unexpectedly, she falls in love. While based on history, this searing emotion-charged drama is a modern timeless exploration of the ambiguities and conflicts posed by the warring masculine and feminine aspects of herself. This highly acclaimed drama, which premiered at the Bristol Old Vic, and which Ms. Wolff then adapted for the Warner Bros. film starring Liv Ullman and Peter Finch, has earned international praise in major productions in many languages.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code AA3000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 105 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583421550
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"Crackles with energy and sexual tension. A modern historical work in the tradition of A Man for All Seasons." -San Francisco Magazine

"A beautiful, moving work from beginning to end." -Ms. Magazine

"Contemporary significance in its protagonist, a woman in search of herself…tremendous present-day impact and heart-touching emotion…for those who want intelligence and wit with their love story." -New York Magazine