First trade edition, preceded by a limited edition of 550 copies the year before. Mary of Scotland was a 1933 Broadway three-act play written in blank verse by Maxwell Anderson, produced by the Theatre Guild, directed by Theresa Helburn and with scenic and costume design by Robert Edmond Jones.It ran for 248 performances from November 27, 1933 to July 1934 at the Alvin Theatre. A scene between Mary and Elizabeth never actually happened as they never met. Anderson's son Quentin Anderson played a warder. It is a beautifully romantic play about Queen Mary - the young ill-fated queen of France and Scotland. The playwright writes parts for woman as well as he does for the men.
It's a wonderful role for any young talented actress who is interested in a period piece. Though Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were cousins and fairly close in age, they never met in real life. However, Maxwell Anderson wrote a climatically potent scene between Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth near the end of his play. Although a period piece, you can identify with all the different characters and their complexities. There is no "small" role in this play.
Each character has purpose and personality. The play is written in layers within layers and therefore may take a couple of reads to truly appreciate the beauty of it. It was adapted into a 1936 film Mary of Scotland mostly directed by John Ford and starring Fredric March and Katharine Hepburn. This book is in good condition. The pages and binding are tight.There is a small book store label on the end paper. There is a small amount of pencil underling throughout. The dust jacket is torn. This item has been donated. Please note that the listing is for what you see in the listing. We photograph all of it so you know what you are purchasing. The sale of the item(s) benefits Friends of the Pima Library (501c3 non-profit). All proceeds benefit the Libraries of Pima County. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "friendsofpimalibrary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.