Friday, February 12, 2010
Received directly: photos by Kimberley Mead of Austin Shakespeare's Mary Stuart, playing until February 28 at the Rollins Theatre, Long Center.
The confrontation. Queen Elizabeth condescends to meet her imprisoned half-sister Mary Stuart, deposed queen of Scotland and unwilling inspiration for Catholic anti-Elizabethan plotters. (Pamela Christian, Helen Merino.)
In a brief, deceptive moment of liberation, Mary Stuart and her nurse Hanna Kennedy find themselves free to walk about the gardens of Castle Fotheringhay. (Helen Merino, Karen Jambon)
Lord Mortimer, plotter to free Mary by violence, seizes her in a fit of passion. (Sean Martin, behind Helen Merino.)
See additional images at AustinLiveTheatre.com. . .