The Duchess: AKA Wallis Simpson

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DOI: 10.5040/9781770916340.00000034
Acts: 2. Scenes: 23. Roles: Male (18) , Female (11) , Neutral (0)

The Duchess enters the audacious world of Wallis Simpson – from the filth of Shanghai brothels to the regal splendour of Buckingham Palace – shedding light on the infamous woman for whom King Edward VIII would eventually abdicate his throne. In this adult Alice in Wonderland, Wallis’s personified jewels, her Royal Court chorus, and the royal family themselves dance us through the personal, the political and the fabulist, giving us a glimpse at the life of the controversial woman who diverted the course of the twentieth century.

From Maggie and Pierre & The Duchess

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Playwrights Canada Press

Linda Griffiths

ISBN: 9781770911789

Series: Playwrights Canada Press

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