Maggie and Pierre & The Duchess: Two Plays by Linda Griffiths
Maggie and Pierre
A fantasy of love, politics and the media. The play is "a tantalizing refresher course on the libido of Canada's most enigmatic politician." Winner, Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, 1980. Includes the essay "Dancing with Trudeau".
Year Printed: 2001
First Produced: 1980 by Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto.
Written With: Paul Thompson.
The Duchess enters the audacious world of Wallis Simpson—from the filth of Shanghai brothels to the regal splendour of Buckingham Palace—shedding light on the infamous woman for whom King Edward VIII would eventually abdicate his throne. In this adult Alice in Wonderland, Wallis’s personified jewels, her Royal Court chorus, and the royal family themselves dance us through the personal, the political, and the fabulist, giving us a glimpse at the life of the controversial woman who diverted the course of the twentieth century.