Dearest Cousin, by Enid Rudd, is a rare theatrical experience that
explores one of the great human conflicts of the last millennium - the rivalry between
Elizabeth the First of England and Mary, Queen of Scots. This exciting new play is a modern interpretation
of an imagined relationship between the two queens as they meet in secret over 20 years' time.
Dearest Cousin has all the ingredients of great drama - jealousy, humor, revenge, controversy,
passion, religious fervor complicated by love and longing. The play is steeped
in history and sheds new light on the human battle of these women seeking to rule
in a man's world. Dearest Cousin is a brand new take on a timeless story that has
fascinated audiences for centuries.
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StoryLine Project Links:
About director Joe Calarco
About Roger Alan Gindi and Gindi Theatrical Management
Dearest Cousin press release May 19, 2003
The StoryLine Project Fact Sheet on Dearest Cousin
More about the rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I
Read audience responses to Dearest Cousin here.