Serving Elizabeth

October 1, 2020|
Serving Elizabeth by Marcia Johnson
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Serving Elizabeth begins in Kenya in 1952, during the fateful royal visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Mercy, a restaurant owner, is approached to cook for the royal couple. Though she could use the money, she is a staunch anti-monarchist. She vows to stick to her principles, but her daughter, Faith, keeps trying to convince her to take the job. In London in 2015, in the production offices of a series about Queen Elizabeth, a Kenyan-Canadian film student, Tia, serves as an intern on the project. It's a perfect fit for her as she has been a fan of princesses her whole life. But when she reads the Kenya episode, she starts to understand that fairy tales and real life are very different things. Serving Elizabeth is a funny, fresh, and topical play about colonialism, monarchy, and who is serving whom -- or what.
Marcia Johnson is a playwright and actor based in Toronto. Her plays include Binti's Journey, an adaptation of The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis; Courting Johanna (Scirocco Drama, 2009) based on Alice Munro's "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage," and Late. Her plays have been performed by the Blyth Festival, Obsidian Th...
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Title:Serving Elizabeth
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:80 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:80 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Published:October 1, 2020
Publisher:J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781927922620

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