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Maria Stuart

Toneelhuis, Ivo van Hove, Toneelgroep Amsterdam

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Friedrich Schiller’s Maria Stuart (Mary Stuart) is a majestic history play in which two legendary sovereigns from European history are after each other’s blood: the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England and the Catholic Mary Queen of Scots. Schiller wrote a bloodcurdling reconstruction of Mary’s last days: she has been sentenced to death for plotting an attack on Elizabeth and awaits execution. Schiller shows very subtly how, when she finally has her archrival in her power, Elizabeth recoils from the responsibility of putting her to death. Mary Stuart seems less afraid of dying than Elizabeth of killing her.  

In Schiller’s plays women of flesh and blood are behind the masks of political power; women fascinated by each other but also caught in a web of mutual rivalry and jealousy. The puritanical Elizabeth recognizes the same loneliness in the gorgeous and sophisticated Mary who manipulates the men in her life. So Maria Stuart is not only a historical drama about power, ambition and responsibility, but also an intimate portrait of two women imprisoned in the straightjacket of their political role. Chris Nietvelt plays Elisabeth, Halina Reijn plays Mary Stuart.



“As this is the first coproduction with Toneelhuis, it seems to me the right time to do a text by Schiller that deals with our time, with powerful women who rule the world and come into conflict with themselves and their place in history”, said Ivo van Hove. “The play is about women in power. Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart are powerful women who are confronted by the extreme consequences of their power: the decision about life and death in the interest of the state.” - Ivo van Hove

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Credits

director

  • Ivo van Hove

by

  • Ivo van Hove
  • Friedrich Schiller

author

  • Jan Peter Gerrits

translation

  • Barber Van De Pol

with

  • Chris Nietvelt
  • Ramsey Nasr
  • Hans Kesting
  • Robert De Hoog
  • Katelijne Damen
  • Marc Van Eeghem
  • Eelco Smits
  • Maarten Heijmans
  • Halina Reijn
  • Matteo Simoni

lighting and set design

  • Jan Versweyveld

music

  • Daniel Freitag

costume design

  • Wojciech Dziedzic

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • Toneelgroep Amsterdam

private producer

  • Anda Winters
  • Gert-Jan en Corinne van den Bergh - Raat

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Er zijn geen aankomende activiteiten voor dit event.

  1. Wednesday 3 December 2014 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  2. Thursday 4 December 2014 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  3. Saturday 6 December 2014 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  4. Sunday 7 December 2014 — 15U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  5. Wednesday 10 December 2014 — Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Groningen
  6. Thursday 11 December 2014 — Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Groningen
  7. Saturday 13 December 2014 — Theaters, Tilburg
  8. Sunday 14 December 2014 — Theaters, Tilburg
  9. Wednesday 17 December 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  10. Thursday 18 December 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  11. Friday 19 December 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  12. Saturday 20 December 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  13. Sunday 21 December 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  14. Wednesday 7 January 2015 — Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
  15. Thursday 8 January 2015 — Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
  16. Friday 9 January 2015 — Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht
  17. Saturday 10 January 2015 — Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht
  18. Tuesday 13 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  19. Wednesday 14 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  20. Thursday 15 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  21. Friday 16 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  22. Saturday 17 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  23. Tuesday 20 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  24. Wednesday 21 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  25. Thursday 22 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  26. Friday 23 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  27. Saturday 24 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  28. Tuesday 27 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  29. Wednesday 28 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  30. Thursday 29 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  31. Friday 30 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  32. Saturday 31 January 2015 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  33. Wednesday 4 February 2015 — 19U00 — Kaaitheater, Brussels
  34. Thursday 5 February 2015 — 19U00 — Kaaitheater, Brussels
  35. Saturday 7 February 2015 — NTGent - schouwburg, Gent
  36. Sunday 8 February 2015 — NTGent - schouwburg, Gent
  37. Friday 13 February 2015 — Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag, Den Haag
  38. Saturday 14 February 2015 — Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag, Den Haag
  39. Wednesday 18 February 2015 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  40. Thursday 19 February 2015 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  41. Friday 20 February 2015 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  42. Saturday 21 February 2015 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  43. Thursday 26 March 2015 — MAC - Maison des Arts, Créteil
  44. Friday 27 March 2015 — MAC - Maison des Arts, Créteil
  45. Saturday 28 March 2015 — MAC - Maison des Arts, Créteil

Nieuws over ‘Maria Stuart’

Video — 2 December 2014

Maria Stuart. Een bloedstollend drama

De Duitse toneelschrijver Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) schreef met Maria Stuart het grootste koninginnendrama uit het toneelrepertoire. Twee legendarische vorstinnen uit de Europese geschiedenis staan elkaar naar het leven: Elizabeth I van Engeland (Chris Nietvelt) en de katholieke Maria Stuart van Schotland (Halina Reijn).

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