King Charles III

King Charles III

by Mike Bartlett
     
 

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Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate, and Harry look on, he prepares for the future of power that lies before him. But how to rule?

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Play, King Charles III is the "fresh, thrilling and fearlessly comic"

Overview


Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate, and Harry look on, he prepares for the future of power that lies before him. But how to rule?

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Play, King Charles III is the "fresh, thrilling and fearlessly comic" (Entertainment Weekly) drama of political intrigue by Mike Bartlett, with sensational runs in London's West End and on Broadway. This controversial “future history play” explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of Britain's democracy and the conscience of its most famous family.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Mike Bartlett's flat-out brilliant portrait of a monarchy in crisis.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“A crowning achievement.” - Peter Marks, The Washington Post

“Long live King Charles III!” - David Cote, Time Out New York

“Breathtakingly audacious!” - Jesse Green, New York Magazine

“Vibrant, gripping and thrilling.” - Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

"An absolutely breathtaking portrayal of a royal unraveling." - Jeremy Gerrard, Deadline

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848423978
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Mike Barlett is one of the UK's most exciting and inventive young writers. His original plays have been performed at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, and Off-Broadway. They include Earthquakes in London; 13; Love, Love, Love; Cock and Bull.

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