Saving the Queen - Frank J. Morlock, Theophile Gautier & Bernard Lopez

Saving the Queen

By Frank J. Morlock, Theophile Gautier & Bernard Lopez

  • Release Date: 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Theater


Well-known French writer Théophile Gautier and Bernard Lopez combine their talents in this send-up of the cloak-and-sword dramas so popular with the Romantics. When the Spanish Queen's horse runs away with her, two unknown caballeros rescue Elizabeth from certain death--despite the fact that Spanish law prohibits anyone but the King and her closest attendants from touching her. But the Queen is not ungrateful, and Doña Beatrix, a Lady-in-Waiting, promises to marry the unknown savior, sight unseen, if the Queen can somehow save her rescuer from the capital punishment demanded by statute. A comedy of errors ensues, with two possible suitors pressing their claims upon Beatrix--and also on the Queen! A delightful and hilarious drama that should play well to modern audiences.