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The Empress

The Empress

by Tanika Gupta
     
 

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It is the Jubilee! Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887. At Tilbury Docks, Rani and Abdul step ashore after the long voyage from India. One has to battle a society who deems her a second class citizen, the other forges an astonishing entanglement with the ageing Queen who finds herself enchanted by stories of an India she rules but has never seen.

The Empress

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It is the Jubilee! Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887. At Tilbury Docks, Rani and Abdul step ashore after the long voyage from India. One has to battle a society who deems her a second class citizen, the other forges an astonishing entanglement with the ageing Queen who finds herself enchanted by stories of an India she rules but has never seen.

The Empress uncovers remarkable unknown stories of 19th century Britain, the growth of Indian nationalism and the romantic proclivities of one of our most surprising monarchs.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Empress is a delightful & insightful evening." - What’s On Stage

"Tanika Gupta’s fascinating new theatre production has got “make this into a movie” written all over it." - Telegraph

"Gupta's play records the rage felt at the injustices of imperial domination." - Guardian

"Breathtakingly beautiful... The epic journey of the five characters in The Empress is not only magical and intoxicating, but historically enlightening." - Birmingham Mail

"The Empress brings a hidden part of British history gloriously to life." - Artswrap

"Tanika Gupta’s new play kicks off from an idea that is almost profligately rich in potential." - Independent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849434904
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Tanika Gupta has written for theatre, radio, film and television. She was the winner of both the John Whiting Award for her play The Waiting Room and the winner of the 2004 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for "Fragile Land"/"Hobson's Choice" (2004). Tanika is an Honorary Fellow at Rose Bruford College and was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2008 for Services to Drama.

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