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Queen Amarantha - Full Length Play, Drama

Queen Amarantha

Charles Busch

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573626425

"Covers all bases from The Prisoner of Zenda to Richard III to Mary Stuart." - N.Y. Post

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Adventure, Period

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 16th Century / Elizabethan

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Stage Combat

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Opportunity for Spectacle

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TAGS

Feminism

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

An homage to nineteenth century historical melodrama, Queen Amarantha tells the story of a fictional monarch, Amarantha, the daughter of a barbaric warrior king, who tries to emerge from her father’s shadow. Like Sweden’s Queen Christina, she is uncomfortable with her society’s conventional female role and prefers to dress as a man. She falls in love with a wanderer named Adrian and when her enemies destroy her reputation through a manipulated scandal, Amarantha abdicates and runs away with Adrian. She leaves the throne to her young and hopelessly weak ward, Roderigo, who becomes a pawn of Amarantha’s enemies, particularly her treacherous childhood friend, the Countess Thalia.

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"Covers all bases from The Prisoner of Zenda to Richard III to Mary Stuart." - New York Post


Queen Amarantha was originally produced by the WPA Theatre, Kyle Renick, Artistic Director. The production was directed by Charles Busch and Carl Andress.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

The role of Amarantha was originally played by the author, Charles Busch. It is not necessary for this to be played by a man. A number of roles were double-cast.

FIRST NOBELMAN
SECOND NOBLEMAN
PRINCESS
PRIEST
RODERIGO
EDRA
DUKE OF AGAR
QUEEN AMARANTHA
EARL OF MORELAND
COUNTESS THALIA
ADRIAN
ORVALL
WALDEMAR
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

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Author
Charles Busch

Charles Busch

Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won Mr. Busch the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award and received a Tony ... view full profile

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