This play is a retelling of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. It is written with three Eleanors, each at a different age, who reminisces about events that took place at different points in her life. The elderly Eleanor, speaking to the young novice, Kate, who spends time with her in the Abbey of Fontevrault, acts as the narrator as the other characters act out the scenes. The notes at the beginning of the play offers suggestions for costumes, props, staging and music, all of which is great fun for the students to develop. It has an intermission and many opportunities to add music and renaissance dance. It will be about an hour and a half long, and with double casting can be staged using both large or small classes.
top of page