Mary of Scotland (play)

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Mary of Scotland
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Date premiered November 27, 1933
Place premiered Alvin Theatre
New York City, New York
Original language English
Genre Drama
Setting a pier at Leith, Queen Elizabeth's Whitehall study,
a hall in Mary Stuart's Holyrood House apartment,
Dunbar Castle, Carlisle Castle

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 was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1933-1934.

It was adapted into a 1936 film Mary of Scotland mostly directed by John Ford and starring Fredric March and Katharine Hepburn.

A rehearsal for the play provided the setting for a 1976 The Carol Burnett Show "Mama's Family" sketch featuring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and guest star Madeline Kahn.



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