York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The municipality is the county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name. The city has a heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent. The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD and it became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jórvík. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England. In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network, in recent decades, the economy of York has moved from being dominated by its confectionery and railway-related industries to one that provides services. The University of York and health services have become major employers, from 1996, the term City of York describes a unitary authority area which includes rural areas beyond the old city boundaries.
In 2011 the urban area had a population of 153,717, the word York derives from the Latinised name for the city, variously rendered as Eboracum, Eburacum or Eburaci. The first mention of York by this name is dated to circa 95–104 AD as an address on a wooden stylus tablet from the Roman fortress of Vindolanda in Northumberland, the toponymy of Eboracum is uncertain because the language of the pre-Roman indigenous population was never recorded. They are thought to have spoken a Celtic language related to modern Welsh, in his Historia Regum Britanniae the 12th century chronicler, Geoffrey of Monmouth, suggests the name derives from that of a pre-Roman city founded by the legendary king Ebraucus. Alternatively, the word already existed as an Old English word for wild swine. The Anglo-Saxon newcomers probably interpreted the part as eofor, and -rac as ric, while -um was a common abbreviation of the Saxon -heem. To them, it sounded as a home rich in boar, as is common in Saxon place names, the -um part gradually faded, eoforic.
When the Danish army conquered the city in 866, its name became Jórvík, the Old French and Norman name of the city following the Norman Conquest was recorded as Everwic in works such as Waces Roman de Rou. The form York was first recorded in the 13th century, many company and place names, such as the Ebor race meeting, refer to the Roman name. The Archbishop of York uses Ebor as his surname in his signature, archaeological evidence suggests that Mesolithic people settled in the region of York between 8000 and 7000 BC, although it is not known whether their settlements were permanent or temporary. By the time of the Roman conquest of Britain, the area was occupied by a known to the Romans as the Brigantes
Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontës only novel. Written between October 1845 and June 1846, Wuthering Heights was published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, Brontë died the following year, Wuthering Heights and Anne Brontës Agnes Grey were accepted by publisher Thomas Newby before the success of their sister Charlottes novel, Jane Eyre. After Emilys death, Charlotte edited the manuscript of Wuthering Heights, the novel has inspired adaptations, including film and television dramatisations, a musical by Bernard J. Taylor, a ballet, and a 1978 song by Kate Bush. In 1801, Lockwood, a young man from the South of England who is seeking peace and recuperation. He visits his landlord, who lives in a remote moorland farmhouse, snowed in, Lockwood is grudgingly allowed to stay and is shown to a bedchamber where he notices books and graffiti left by a former inhabitant named Catherine. He falls asleep and has a nightmare in which he sees the ghostly Catherine trying to enter through the window and he cries out in fear, rousing Heathcliff, who rushes into the room.
Lockwood is convinced that what he saw was real, believing Lockwood to be right, examines the window and opens it, hoping to allow Catherines spirit to enter. When nothing happens, Heathcliff shows Lockwood to his own bedroom, at sunrise, Heathcliff escorts Lockwood back to Thrushcross Grange. Lockwood asks the housekeeper, Nelly Dean, about the family at Wuthering Heights, thirty years earlier, the owner of Wuthering Heights is Mr. Earnshaw, who lives with his son Hindley and younger daughter Catherine. On a trip to Liverpool, Earnshaw encounters a homeless boy and he adopts the boy and names him Heathcliff. Hindley feels that Heathcliff has supplanted him in his fathers affections and Heathcliff become friends and spend hours each day playing on the moors. Three years Earnshaw dies and Hindley becomes the landowner, he is now master of Wuthering Heights and he returns to live there with his new wife, Frances. He allows Heathcliff to stay but only as a servant, a few months after Hindleys return and Catherine walk to Thrushcross Grange to spy on Edgar and Isabella Linton, who live there.
After being discovered they try to run away but are caught, Catherine is injured by the Lintons dog and taken into the house to recuperate, while Heathcliff is sent home. The Lintons are landed gentry and Catherine is influenced by their fine appearance, when she returns to Wuthering Heights her appearance and manners are more ladylike, and she laughs at Heathcliffs unkempt appearance. Catherine tries to comfort Heathcliff, but he vows revenge on Hindley, the following year, Frances Earnshaw gives birth to a son, named Hareton, but she dies a few months later. Two more years pass, and Catherine and Edgar Linton become friends, Edgar visits Catherine while Hindley is away and they declare themselves lovers soon afterwards. She hopes to use her position as Edgars wife to raise Heathcliffs standing, Heathcliff overhears her say that it would degrade her to marry him, and he runs away and disappears without a trace
Tideland is a 2005 British-Canadian science fiction fantasy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, an adaptation of Mitch Cullins novel of the same name. The film was shot in Regina, Saskatchewan and surrounding area in the fall, the world premiere was at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, where the film was met with mixed response from both viewers and critics. After little interest from U. S. distributors, THINKFilm picked the film up for a U. S. release date in October 2006, after her mother chokes to death, Jeliza-Rose and her father, flee to Noahs mothers home, a remote Texas farmhouse. Noah fears that all the drugs in their house he will lose Jeliza-Rose and be sent to prison, so he attempts to set it alight before they leave. They find the abandoned, but they settle in anyway. Their first night there, Noah dies from a heroin overdose, for much of the rest of the film, Noahs corpse remains seated upright in a living room chair with sunglasses covering his eyes. As her father slowly begins to decompose, Jeliza-Rose doesnt readily acknowledge his death because she has grown accustomed to him being unconscious for long periods at a time.
During Jeliza-Roses wanderings, she encounters and befriends her neighbors. At this point the story begins to unfold, revealing a past connection between Dell and Jeliza-Roses deceased father, the eccentric neighbors take the girl under their wing, going so far as to preserve Noahs body via taxidermy. The Monster Shark is, in reality, the passenger train that travels past the farmhouse where Jeliza-Rose. At the end of the film, following a violent confrontation between Dell and Jeliza-Rose, a wreck is caused by Dickens dynamite, creating a scene of chaos near the farmhouse. Wandering about the wreckage, and among the confusion of injured travelers, Jeliza-Rose is discovered by a woman who survived, the film ends with the woman embracing Jeliza-Rose, who stares with stunned confusion at the wreckage. The jury consisted of Andrei Plakhov, President, Julio Feo Zarandieta, Wolfgang Martin Hamdorf, Massimo Causo, Sergi Sanchez, Spain. All this is endlessly coherent with the body of work, which has been frequently misunderstood by the critics, the industry.
However, many of the subsequent mainstream reviews of Tideland were largely mixed, the film was first released in Russia followed by the Netherlands and Greece. The films release was expanded to only nine theatres for a total domestic gross of $66,453. Since then, several independent cinemas and art went on to present the film as a special event, including IFC Center. Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman gave Tideland an F, calling it gruesomely awful, the film received a two thumbs way down rating from Richard Roeper and guest critic A. O
Half Moon Street (film)
The film was directed by Bob Swaim, and stars Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, and Patrick Kavanagh. Half Moon Street was the first RKO Pictures solo feature film produced in almost a quarter-century, the previous one was Jet Pilot, made in 1957. The film was based on the 1984 novel Doctor Slaughter by Paul Theroux, Dr. Lauren Slaughter is an American woman of considerable intellect, an expert on China who now lives in London, working for a think tank. Unhappy with superiors who take credit for her work and dissatisfied with her low wages, one such, identifying himself by a fake name, turns out to be Lord Bulbeck, a trusted House of Lords member with a key role in national defense. The two strike up a relationship that goes beyond their lovemaking, enjoying each others conversation and intelligence, Half Moon Street at the Internet Movie Database
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award. Because Emmy Awards are given in various sectors of the American television industry, Regional Emmy Awards are presented throughout the country at various times through the year, recognizing excellence in local and statewide television. In addition, International Emmys are awarded for excellence in TV programming produced, each is responsible for administering a particular set of Emmy ceremonies. The Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences established the Emmy Award as part of an image-building and public relations opportunity. The first Emmy Awards ceremony took place on January 25,1949, at the Hollywood Athletic Club, shirley Dinsdale has the distinction of receiving the very first Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality, during that first awards ceremony. In the 1950s, the ATAS expanded the Emmys into a national event, in 1955, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was formed in New York City as a sister organization to serve members on the East Coast, and help to supervise the Emmys.
The NATAS established regional chapters throughout the United States, with each one developing their own local Emmy awards show for local programming, the ATAS still however maintained its separate regional ceremony honoring local programming in the Los Angeles Area. Originally there was only one Emmy Awards ceremony held per year to honor shows nationally broadcast in the United States, in 1974, the first Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony was held to specifically honor achievement in national daytime programming. Other area-specific Emmy Awards ceremonies soon followed, the International Emmy Awards, honoring television programs produced and initially aired outside the U. S. was established in the early 1970s. Meanwhile, all Emmys awarded prior to the emergence of these separate, in 1977, due to various conflicts, the ATAS and the NATAS agreed to split ties. However, they agreed to share ownership of the Emmy statue and trademark. With the rise of television in the 1980s, cable programs first became eligible for the Primetime Emmys in 1988.
The ATAS began accepting original online-only web television programs in 2013, the Emmy statuette, depicting a winged woman holding an atom, was designed by television engineer Louis McManus, who used his wife as the model. The TV Academy rejected a total of forty-seven proposals before settling on McManus design in 1948. The statuette has become the symbol of the TV Academys goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television, The wings represent the muse of art. When deciding a name for the award, Academy founder Syd Cassyd originally suggested Ike, Ike was the popular nickname of World War II hero and future U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Academy members wanted something unique. Finally, television engineer and the third president, Harry Lubcke, suggested the name Immy. After Immy was chosen, it was feminized to Emmy to match their female statuette
God of Carnage
God of Carnage is a play by Yasmina Reza. It is about two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, however, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos. The play was a success in its language, French. Before the play begins, two 11-year-old children, Ferdinand Reille and Bruno Vallon, get involved in an argument because Bruno refuses to let Ferdinand join his gang, Ferdinand knocks out two of Brunos teeth with a stick. That night, the parents of children meet to discuss the matter. Ferdinands father, Alain, is a lawyer who is never off his mobile phone, ferdinands mother, Annette is in wealth management, and consistently wears good shoes. Brunos father, Michel, is a self-made wholesaler with an unwell mother, michels wife, Véronique, is writing a book about Darfur. As the evening goes on, the meeting degenerates into the four getting into irrational arguments, one of the central dramatic moments of the play occurs when Annette vomits onstage, all over the coffee table and books.
Christopher Hamptons English translation of the play was first presented in a UK Premiere at the Gielgud Theatre in Londons West End on 25 March 2008 and this production was directed by Matthew Warchus and starred Ralph Fiennes, Tamsin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ken Stott. On the opening night of the performance, there was a power failure about an hour into the show, the show therefore had to continue in emergency lighting. The London production was acclaimed, receiving the Olivier Award for Best New Play of the year. After some minor changes to the English script to accommodate American audiences, jacobs Theatre in previews on February 28,2009, and officially on March 22,2009. Originally planned for an engagement to close July 19,2009. From July 27,2009 to September 8,2009, the play was suspended to allow the principal cast to tie up prior engagements before returning to fulfill their contracts. Directed once again by Matthew Warchus, the original cast included Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, all four actors were nominated for Tony Awards for their performances.
Harden won the Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Play, the Broadway production closed on June 6,2010 playing 24 previews and 452 regular performances. It is the third-longest running play of the 2000s, while receiving mostly positive reviews, the play has generated some negative reactions. Brendan Lemon of the Financial Times called the play this piece of shallow arrogance, when I left the theatre, I thought, I’ll never laugh again
Walt Disney Pictures announced the films development in 2010, with Joe Roth as producer and Jolie, Don Hahn, and Michael Vieira as executive producers. Principal photography took place between June and October 2012, Maleficent premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on May 28,2014, and was released in the United Kingdom that same day. The film was released in the United States on May 30,2014 in the Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design at the 87th Academy Awards. Maleficent is a fairy who lives in the Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a corrupt human kingdom. As a young girl, she meets and falls in love with a peasant boy named Stefan. As they become older, the two apart, and Maleficent becomes protector of the Moors. When King Henry tries to conquer the Moors, a grown Maleficent forces him to retreat, fatally wounded in battle, he declares that whoever kills Maleficent will be named his successor and marry his only daughter, Princess Leila.
Stefan visits Maleficent in the Moors, where he drugs her, instead, he cuts off her wings and presents them to the king as evidence of her death. Maleficent awakens to find herself wingless, overwhelmed by Stefans betrayal, she declares herself Queen of the Moors, forming a dark kingdom with Diaval, a raven to whom she gives human form. He acts as her wings, her spy and confidant, after some time, Diaval informs Maleficent that Stefan, now king, is hosting a christening for his newborn daughter, Princess Aurora, with his wife, Queen Leila. When Stefan begs for mercy, Maleficent mocks him by offering an antidote and he sends his armies to find and kill Maleficent, but she surrounds the Moors with an impenetrable wall of thorns. King Stefan slips into madness and paranoia trying to prevent the curse, despite her initial dislike for Aurora, Maleficent begins to have motherly feelings for the girl. After a brief meeting with the young Aurora, Maleficent watches over her from afar, when Aurora is fifteen, she encounters Maleficent.
Knowing that she is being watched over, she refers to Maleficent as her fairy godmother, in the forest, Aurora meets Prince Philip, and the two are instantly smitten with one another. On the day before Auroras sixteenth birthday, Maleficent invites her to live with her in the Moors, the pixies inadvertently tell Aurora of her past and reveal Maleficents true identity, and a distraught Aurora runs away to her fathers castle. After a brief reunion with his daughter, Stefan locks her away in her room for her own safety, the power of the curse draws Aurora to the dungeon, where remnants of a spinning wheel pricks her finger. She falls into a sleep, fulfilling the curse. Maleficent, intent on saving her, abducts Phillip and infiltrates Stefans castle, at her bedside, Maleficent apologizes to Aurora and kisses her forehead
Tumbleweeds (1999 film)
Tumbleweeds is a 1999 American comedy-drama film directed by Gavin OConnor. He co-wrote the screenplay with his then-wife Angela Shelton, and inspired by her memories of a childhood spent on the road with her serial-marrying mother and it stars Janet McTeer, Kimberly J. Brown and Jay O. Sanders. The story revolves around Mary Jo Walker, a mother whose usual reaction to trouble is to pack her car with her belongings. The film commences with a strong-willed Mary-Jo in an altercation with a man, as this is something which is routine in Avas life, she packs a suitcase as she prepares herself for their inevitable departure. Mother and daughter embark upon a journey, when a reunion with an old beau in Missouri proves to be less successful than anticipated, Mary Jo accedes to Avas desire to see the Pacific Ocean and heads west. Mary Jo wishes to separate herself from her old life, which is manifested when she, en route they are assisted by long-distance trucker Jack Ranson, who coincidentally re-enters their lives after they have settled in San Diego.
Once again, Mary Jo forgoes both her independence and daughters well-being in favor of having a man in her life, on face value, Avas life has changed for the better. For example, she makes friends with a girl in her class, Ava secures a starring role as Romeo in the school play and Juliet. Lastly, Ava is ecstatic when she finds a boyfriend, who takes her to watch a movie, however, become complicated when Jack becomes verbally aggressive towards Mary Jo. Jack exhibits his true personality when he takes Mary Jo and Ava to a fine dinner, however, is just excited about the prospect of having a leading role in the play. When Ava and Mary Jo flee the restaurant, they spend the night in a motel, the next day, Mary Jo is adamant that the two leave town, with only their clothing on their backs. Ava decides to put her foot down and rebel and she tells her mother that she is tired of moving from state to state and is frustrated by her mothers carefree attitude. Although Mary Jo is at first furious at Avas refusal to cooperate and she finally accepts that her behavior has had severe negative repercussions on her daughter.
Toward the end of the movie and her stay at a house that a friend of Mary Jos has loaned to them. Ava rebuilds her friendship with the girl in her class. Lastly, both she and her start to rebuild their lives together. Mary Jo gets a job at a plant nursery and moves in with her former office boss, the film was shot on location in Agoura Hills, North Hollywood and the Eagle Rock neighborhood in Los Angeles. But its central performances are so extraordinarily nuanced and the screenplay so perfectly attuned to the twang, there are many moments when what is on the screen stops looking like acting and becomes life itself, and youre watching real people change and grow before your eyes
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle is the most populous city in the North East and forms the core of the Tyneside conurbation, the eighth most populous urban area in the United Kingdom. Newcastle is a member of the English Core Cities Group and is a member of the Eurocities network of European cities. Newcastle was part of the county of Northumberland until 1400, when it became a county of itself, the regional nickname and dialect for people from Newcastle and the surrounding area is Geordie. Newcastle houses Newcastle University, a member of the Russell Group, the city developed around the Roman settlement Pons Aelius and was named after the castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose, William the Conquerors eldest son. The city grew as an important centre for the trade in the 14th century. The port developed in the 16th century and, along with the lower down the River Tyne, was amongst the worlds largest shipbuilding and ship-repairing centres. Newcastles economy includes corporate headquarters, digital technology, retail and cultural centres, among its icons are Newcastle United football club and the Tyne Bridge.
Since 1981 the city has hosted the Great North Run, a marathon which attracts over 57,000 runners each year. The first recorded settlement in what is now Newcastle was Pons Aelius and it was given the family name of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who founded it in the 2nd century AD. This rare honour suggests Hadrian may have visited the site and instituted the bridge on his tour of Britain, Pons Aelius population at this period was estimated at 2,000. Fragments of Hadrians Wall are visible in parts of Newcastle, particularly along the West Road, the course of the Roman Wall can be traced eastwards to the Segedunum Roman fort in Wallsend—the walls end—and to the supply fort Arbeia in South Shields. After the Roman departure from Britain, completed in 410, Newcastle became part of the powerful Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria, conflicts with the Danes in 876 left the river Tyne and its settlements in ruin. After the conflicts with the Danes, and following the 1088 rebellion against the Normans, Monkchester was all, because of its strategic position, Robert Curthose, son of William the Conqueror, erected a wooden castle there in the year 1080.
The town was known as Novum Castellum or New Castle. The wooden structure was replaced by a castle in 1087. The castle was again in 1172 during the reign of Henry II. Much of the keep which can be seen in the city dates from this period. Throughout the Middle Ages, Newcastle was Englands northern fortress, incorporated first by Henry II, the city had a new charter granted by Elizabeth in 1589
Into the Storm (2009 film)
Into the Storm or Churchill at War is a 2009 biographical film about Winston Churchill and his days in office during World War II. The movie is directed by Thaddeus OSullivan and stars Brendan Gleeson, into the Storm is a sequel to the 2002 television film The Gathering Storm, which details the life of Churchill in the years just prior the war. Into the Storm had its first public premiere on HBO and HBO Canada on 31 May 2009, into the Storm was nominated for 14 Primetime Emmy Awards. Brendan Gleeson won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, the Second World War has recently ended in Europe, and the people of the United Kingdom are awaiting the results of the 1945 general election. During this time, Winston Churchill goes to France for a holiday with his wife Clemmie, through a series of flashbacks, Churchill recalls some of his most glorious moments during the war, and the effect it had on their marriage. Winston Churchill has made himself the minister of defence, because night bombings on continental Europe has been ineffective, Arthur Harris urges Churchill to commence bombing German factories.
Into the Storm continues on from the The Gathering Storm
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots, known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. Mary, the surviving legitimate child of James V of Scotland, was six days old when her father died. She spent most of her childhood in France while Scotland was ruled by regents and he ascended the French throne as King Francis II in 1559, and Mary briefly became queen consort of France, until his death in December 1560. Widowed, Mary returned to Scotland, arriving in Leith on 19 August 1561, four years later, she married her first cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, but their union was unhappy. In February 1567, his residence was destroyed by an explosion, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, was generally believed to have orchestrated Darnleys death, but he was acquitted of the charge in April 1567, and the following month he married Mary. Following an uprising against the couple, Mary was imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle, on 24 July 1567, she was forced to abdicate in favour of James VI, her one-year-old son by Darnley.
After an unsuccessful attempt to regain the throne, she fled southwards seeking the protection of her first cousin once removed, perceiving her as a threat, Elizabeth had her confined in various castles and manor houses in the interior of England. After eighteen and a half years in custody, Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth in 1586 and was beheaded the following year. Mary was born on 7 or 8 December 1542 at Linlithgow Palace, Scotland, to King James V and his French second wife and she was said to have been born prematurely and was the only legitimate child of James to survive him. She was the great-niece of King Henry VIII of England, as her paternal grandmother, Margaret Tudor, was Henry VIIIs sister. A popular legend, first recorded by John Knox, states that James, hearing on his deathbed that his wife had given birth to a daughter, ruefully exclaimed, It cam wi a lass and it will gang wi a lass. His House of Stewart had gained the throne of Scotland by the marriage of Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert the Bruce, to Walter Stewart, the crown had come to his family through a woman, and would be lost from his family through a woman.
This legendary statement came true much later—not through Mary, but through her descendant Queen Anne, Mary was baptised at the nearby Church of St Michael shortly after she was born. As Mary was an infant when she inherited the throne, Scotland was ruled by regents until she became an adult. From the outset, there were two claims to the Regency, one from Catholic Cardinal Beaton, and the other from the Protestant Earl of Arran, Beatons claim was based on a version of the late kings will that his opponents dismissed as a forgery. Arran, with the support of his friends and relations, became the regent until 1554 when Marys mother managed to remove and succeed him. King Henry VIII of England took the opportunity of the regency to propose marriage between Mary and his own son, Prince Edward, hoping for a union of Scotland and England. The treaty provided that the two countries would remain separate and that if the couple should fail to have children the temporary union would dissolve
Mary Stuart (play)
Mary Stuart is a verse play by Friedrich Schiller that depicts the last days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The play consists of five acts, each divided into several scenes, the play had its première in Weimar, Germany on 14 June 1800. The play formed the basis for Donizettis opera Maria Stuarda, Mary Stuart is imprisoned in England — nominally for the murder of her husband Darnley, but actually due to her claim to the throne of England held by Queen Elizabeth I. While Marys cousin, hesitates over signing Marys death sentence, after Mary finds out that Mortimer, the nephew of her custodian, is on her side, she entrusts her life to him. Mortimer is supposed to give Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester and this is a delicate situation, for Leicester seems to support Queen Elizabeth. After numerous requests, Mary finally gains the opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth and this meeting ends in an acrimonious argument, caused by Marys unwillingness to submit entirely to Elizabeths wish. The argument leads to the suspicion that the cause of reprieve will not succeed.
To complicate matters further, Mortimer plans to free Mary from the prison by force, a version of the unsuccessful Babington Plot. Queen Elizabeth eventually persuades herself to sign Marys death warrant, Elizabeth insists that her only reason for signing is the pressure from her own people to do so. The signed warrant is handed to Queen Elizabeths undersecretary Davison without any instructions on what to do with it. In the process, Elizabeth transfers the burden of responsibility to him, fully aware that he in turn will hand over the warrant to Lord Burleigh, Burleigh demands the signed document from Davison, who — despite his uncertainty — eventually hands it to him. As a result, Burleigh has Mary executed, the play ends with Elizabeth blaming both Burleigh and Davison for Marys death, Lord Shrewsbury resigning his honors and Leicester leaving England for France. Elizabeth is left alone as the curtain falls. Using Peter Oswalds new translation, it was directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starred Janet McTeer as Mary, Queen of Scots, the production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in Londons West End, where it played a sold-out engagement from late 2005 into January 2006.
The production opened on Broadway on 30 March 2009, officially 19 April and it earned seven Tony Award nominations including Best Revival of a Play. The L. A. Morgan Sheppard as Talbot, Christopher Neame as Davison, Shellagh Cullen as Hanna Kennedy, the Faction Theatre Company, as part of a repertory season, staged an adaptation of Mary Stuart at the New Diorama Theatre in London in early 2012. The production was the third Schiller play translated and adapted by Daniel Millar and Mark Leipacher, on 23 September 2012, BBC Radio 3 broadcast a production translated by David Harrower, adapted for radio by Robin Brooks and produced/directed by Gaynor Macfarlane. The cast included Meg Fraser as Mary, Alexandra Mathie as Elizabeth, Matthew Pidgeon as Mortimer, Robin Laing as Leicester, Richard Greenwood as Burleigh, mortimers on-stage suicide has had its dangers