Elizabeth I

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Elizabeth I is a 1972 play in two acts by American playwright, director and producer Paul Foster (1931-) [1].

Not to be confused with the plays called Elizabeth, or The Invisible Armada (Burnand), or Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman (Dario Fo).

The original text

A play about Elizabeth I Queen of England's distress at the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, as performed by a travelling troupe of actors. Text published by Samuel French, 1972

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1974: Staged by PACT in the Alexander Theatre and the Breytenbach Theatre, directed by Robert Mohr, with Annelisa Weiland, Leonie Hofmeyr, Diane Wilson, Beverley Melnick, Richard Haines, James White, Dale Cutts, Eckard Rabe, Michael Richard, Don Lamprecht and Errol Ross. Sets by Richard Cook and costumes by Christa Scholtz.

1975: Staged by PACOFS, directed by Johan Bernard, starring Annelize van der Ryst, Estelle de Waal, William Egan and others.

1988: Opening on 7 September in The Arena in the Nico Malan Theatre Centre, presented by CAPAB Drama, directed by Ralph Lawson, . The cast: Belinda Koning, Bo Petersen, Fiona Coyne, Mary Dreyer, Diane Wilson, Phillip Boucher, André Roothman, Royston Stoffels, Peter Butler, Timothy Mahoney, André Samuels, Ralph Lawson. Music composed by David Nissen, design co-ordinated by Dicky Longhurst.


PACT theatre programme, 1974.

PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.

CAPAB theatre programme, 1988.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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