Cedar Ridge Academy students attended a trip to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in
As the 2012 Shakespeare group we went and saw Mary Stuart, Titus Andronicus, Merry Wives of Windsor, Scapin, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Les Miserables. Mary Stuart was a historical play during Shakespeare's times. During that time, Queen Elizabeth put Mary Stuart in exile and later beheaded her. If Shakespeare would have written this play, he would have also been beheaded. The person who wrote Mary Stuart was Schiller. Schiller did it because he wouldn't have been killed for it because he was in Germany not England. We saw this play at the Shakespeare festival on our first night there. In my eyes the play was boring, besides Mortimer. Mortimer was a crazy man who was in love with Mary Stuart and he ended up killing himself. I thought that this was the only exciting part.
I also thought that the way Mary Stuart was beheaded was pretty lame. Elizabeth gave a messenger her execution sentence and indirectly told him to hold onto it and not deliver it. The messenger then walked by a man who took the order and turned it in. Therefore, Mary was executed. Queen Elizabeth, then, was upset over the accident of Mary's death.
I thought this play was awful mainly because of the little action. I was disappointed at how they staged Mortimer's suicide. When he stabbed himself, he was supposed to slit his throat. It is because of these reasons that I do not recommend Mary Stuart to anyone, unless you are a "history geek."
|While making lunch, Jake makes a silly pose|