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Smedley, Olivia (aka Olivia G. Smedley, British playwright, scriptwriter, 1972-____), “Queen Anne II,”

a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set in Buckingham Palace, London, England, Friday, July, 2010,

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; • © 2003 by Olivia Smedley; • in Olivia Smedley’s Queen Anne II (Sandbach, Cheshire, England: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Olivia Smedley, 11, Offley Road, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY, England, e-mail oliviagsmedley@aol.com, telephone (home) 44 01270 760824. • Cited by Olivia Smedley via ftp May 15, 2004; Smedley says,

§ Dramatis Persona Anne (f), 57, from a very privileged background as exemplified by her voice and dress, is married in name only and has two children.

§ Synopsis “In the near future, Princess Anne has been appointed queen after a referendum. We see her throughout a day, getting ready for functions, going through her list of duties, talking to the Prime Minister (Ann Widdecombe), and finally announcing to the rest of the Royal Family her modernisation plan—a competition to make them work harder.

§ Comment “The play was read at the Buxton Festival Fringe 2003 to appreciative audiences and a review that stated that ‘The script, though yet to be brought truly “off the page”, brimmed with comedy in an enjoyable style that flowed promisingly along’. • The play would make an ideal one-woman show, as it can be easily staged in any venue. • See www.oliviasmedley.co.uk for more information about the writer.

§ Themes common sense, frustration, loneliness, managing, politics, responsibility.



See also Olivia Smedley's

  • "All Change," a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set at a railway station bench, Crewe, England, Wednesday, lunchtime, 2003, 3m1f
  • "Breathe Easy," a 10-minute comedy-drama, set in a hospital day room, England, 11.00 a.m., Tuesday, spring, 2003,, 3m1f
  • "Fun Run," a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set during a three-legged race, England, March, 2002, 2f
  • "My Name is Fizz II," an 8-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a bathroom, England, 9:00 a.m., Sunday, June, 1997, 1f
  • "Patience," a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a hospital waiting room, England, 2003, 1m
  • "Snip-Snip," a 45-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a hairdresser's salon, Wednesday afternoon, June, 2002, 3f
  • "Wipe Away the Smears," a 10-minute drama in English, set in the café of Christie Hospital, Manchester England, early afternoon, Thursday, June, 2003, 1f

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