by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Director Josie Rourke has a new film coming out in theaters this Friday. Her new film is Mary Queen of Scots that follows the historical story of Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I. The plot focuses on the relationship between the two Queens and their own lives. Mary became a Queen at age 16 and was widowed at age 18. After losing her husband Mary leaves France to reclaim the throne of Scotland her home.
However, it is Elizabeth that rules over Scotland and England during that time. Both Queens are fascinated by each other but are also fearful of the other as well. Both Queens have to struggle with choosing marriage and independence while living in a male-dominated world. Mary eventually wants to gain the throne of England as well and rebellions and conspiracies begin in both countries. This causes problems for both Queens and countries and leads to events that change the face of our world’s history.
The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, and Jack Lowden. Rourke is the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London, England. She’s directed great plays such as Cornelius that Tom Hiddleston starred in with Mark Gatiss. She has directed on Broadway and the West End. Rourke has also won various prestigious awards and a period piece such as this new film is right up her alley.