Ruling a nation while teetering on the brink of madness is nothing if not trying, as former British monarch George III
knew all too well. Taking this dark subject matter as its plot's point of departure, the play The Madness of George III
marries Shakespearean-esque drama with political dialogue and a touch of dark humour. Overlapping themes and tones, The
Madness of George III offers a view into an era of UK history with wonderful insight and wit.
The Madness of George III is a unique slice of theatre whose age-old themes and subject matter have been embraced
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The Madness of George III was written by the award-winning playwright Alan Bennett in 1991. The work originally
debuted at London's National Theatre and was adapted for screen in 1994, starring Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren
in leading roles as the king and his wife, Queen Charlotte, respectively.
The play portrays a period in the life of the third Hanoverian king George III. Tracking the king's battle with dementia,
rocky relationship with his son, the Prince of Wales and political travails, The Madness of George III dissects difficult
themes cleverly and intelligently. As George succumbs to the grip of insanity, the unstable ruler's court considers overthrowing
him in his delicate state.
The Madness of George III has been praised by UK critics and has quickly solidified itself as a modern classic,
presenting factual events with dramatic acumen. As a well-regarded but not often staged play,the opportunity to see The
Madness of George III onstage is a rare treat for true-blue theatre fans.
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