“Evil Woman” as a Role – the Portrayal of Mary Stuart in Juliusz Słowacki’s Drama Cover Image
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„Zła kobieta” jako rola – o kreacji tytułowej bohaterki Marii Stuart Juliusza Słowackiego
“Evil Woman” as a Role – the Portrayal of Mary Stuart in Juliusz Słowacki’s Drama

Author(s): Agnieszka Pałucka
Subject(s): Ancient World, 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Juliusz Słowacki; Mary Stuart; theatralization; evil woman; role
Summary/Abstract: The article is another voice in the discussion about the main female character of Juliusz Słowacki’s drama “Mary Stuart”. Judging her deeds, interpreters propose various points of view. Some of them claim that Słowacki’s portrayal of Queen of Scots contributes to her black legend by showing her as an evil murderess. I expose her evilness as one more role she created. I want to emphasise that everything happening at the Scottish court is beyond her, so she decides to try if evil might be the answer.

  • Page Range: 90-99
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish