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The Queen

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Must see, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

About the show

Theater for the New City presents a new play exploring themes of power and the position of women in society, inspired by 'Macbeth,' 'Medea,' and the works of Rabindranath Tagore. More…

Set in 16th-century India at the peak of the Mughal Empire, 'The Queen' is the story of Durga, who is consigned to the west wing of the palace after her husband, the Rajput king, marries a younger woman. She battles against the loss of her beauty and relevance as she resolves to burn the palace down and avenge her husband’s betrayal.

Member Reviews (2)


Must see, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining
Avg Score

Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a Helen Mirren fan, if you are an Anglophile, if you want to be totally wowed and absorbed by this brilliant actress's portrayal.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the English monarchy...or Helen Mirren

Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Dated

See it if It was alright . Different from any other

Don't see it if If you're looking for exciting drama . Not here

June 12th, 2016
"Rawal may not make the nuances entirely clear, but the emotional stakes of Durga and Amar’s debate are always palpable. Bose and Tewari have a compelling, sparky chemistry…A sense of time proves more elusive: Rawai’s dialogue flits between the poetic and contemporary...The play perhaps could hav...
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