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Dearest Cousin

by Enid Rudd

Dearest Cousin, by Enid Rudd, is a rare theatrical experience that explores one of the great human conflicts of the last millennium – the rivalry between Elizabeth the First of England and Mary, Queen of Scots. This exciting new play is a modern interpretation of an imagined relationship between the two queens as they meet in secret over 20 years’ time.

Dearest Cousin has all the ingredients of great drama – jealousy, humor, revenge, controversy, passion, religious fervor complicated by love and longing. The play is steeped in history and sheds new light on the human battle of these women seeking to rule in a man’s world. Dearest Cousin is a brand new take on a timeless story that has fascinated audiences for centuries.

Press:

Playbill.com – Two Tony Winners Star in Reading of Dearest Cousin

TheaterMania.com – Ebersole and Ivey to Star in Reading of Dearest Cousin

Cindy Adams – Classic Tale of Power, Greed Coming To B’way

 

StoryLine Project Links:

About director Joe Calarco

About Roger Alan Gindi and Gindi Theatrical Management

Dearest Cousin press release May 19, 2003

The StoryLine Project Fact Sheet on Dearest Cousin

More about the rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I

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