Posted By Claire on October 5, 2009
There were so many of you interested in Kristen Doherty’s play “Queens: Hell Hath no Fury Like a Woman Scorned”, which was performed by her Year 12 drama pupils (16-18 year olds) in Australia, that I thought I would share this trailer to give you a flavour of the play.
Enjoy the clip!
As I said in my previous post on the play -see “Anne Boleyn: An Inspiration” – Kristen’s play is about Henry VIII chained up in Purgatory having to relive the way that he treated his six wives and daughters, by seeing his “other self” with them, and also seeing the effect his treatment of them had on the future. This is what Kristen had to say about her play:
“We have all heard of Henry the VIII the Tudor King, infamous for brutalising his subjects, and wives, and summoning the Reformation, thus changing the face of religion in England forever. Thousands of innocent people lost their heads during the tyranical King’s reign. Now Henry is getting his just desserts!
Trapped in purgatory for almost 500 years and chained to a massive throne which has become his guilded cage, his keeper the Fool; the King’s jester, delights in his former master’s daily anguish as the Henry is forced to relive the moments he most wronged his Queens over and over again. Not just his 6 wives; Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard and Katherine Parr, but also his legacy, Lady Jane Grey and daughters (Bloody) Mary and Elizabeth I.”
Many of you asked if you could see the script or get a copy of it. Well, Kristen is hoping to get it published in the near future and so doesn’t want to share it at the moment, but I will let you know when it is available.