The Ugly Duchess by Janet Munsil
Margaret Maultasch, 14th century Monarch of Tyrol, nicknamed "Pocket-Mouth," was reputed to be the ugliest woman in history. The perfect scapegoat for her terrified subjects during the ravages of the Black Death, she was also an extremely desirable political bride. This one-hour monologue was created for a male actor, but "The Maultasch" could be played by a woman.
First Produced: 1999, Exit Theatre, San Francisco, USA