Living With Princes

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In 1588, the essayist and landowner Michel de Montaigne, set out on a journey round the troubled kingdom of France. He was on a mission - to reconcile the Valois King Henri the Third, a Catholic, with his likely successor, the Bourbon King of Navarre, a Protestant. It's high stakes: intensified Civil War the consequence of failure.

Michel de Montaigne....Roger Allam

Peslier....James Norton

Catherine de Medici....Jane Lapotaire

Henri Navarre....Elliot Levey

Henri Valois....Sam Dale

Francoise de Montaigne....Sally Orrock

Marie de Gournay....Leah Brotherhead

Sergeant Soumillon....Adeel Akhtar

Captain Guyon....Lloyd Thomas

Courtier....Henry Devas

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

Stephen Wakelam is a playwright, working first mainly in TV and now in radio. His TV work includes over twenty original films and plays, drama documentaries and adaptations. Amongst his recent radio plays are: the biographical What I Think of My Husband about the second Mrs Thomas Hardy (BBC Radio 4); The Pattern of Painful Adventures about Shakespeare (Radio 3); and A Dose of Fame about E.M. Forster (Radio 4). Other radio plays include: Answered Prayers; Two Men from Delft; and The Adulteries of a Provincial Wife. Stephen is the author of three stage plays, two of which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.

Play in which essayist Michel de Montaigne is sent on a diplomatic mission around France.

By Stephen Wakelam.

In 1588, the essayist and landowner Michel de Montaigne, set out on a journey round the troubled kingdom of France.

He was on a mission - to reconcile the Valois King Henri the Third, a Catholic, with his likely successor, the Bourbon King of Navarre, a Protestant.

It's high stakes: intensified Civil War the consequence of failure.

Stephen Wakelam is a playwright, working first mainly in TV and now in radio.

His TV work includes over twenty original films and plays, drama documentaries and adaptations.

Amongst his recent radio plays are: the biographical What I Think of My Husband about the second Mrs Thomas Hardy (BBC Radio 4); The Pattern of Painful Adventures about Shakespeare (Radio 3); and A Dose of Fame about E.M.

Forster (Radio 4).

A further three radio plays can be heard via his website: Answered Prayers with Kenneth Cranham; Two Men from Delft with Alex Jennings and Stephen Tompkinson; and The Adulteries of a Provincial Wife with Robert Glenister, Daniel Evans and Anastasia Hille.

Stephen is the author of three stage plays, two at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.

2011012320120108

In 1588, the essayist and landowner Michel de Montaigne, set out on a journey round the troubled kingdom of France. He was on a mission - to reconcile the Valois King Henri the Third, a Catholic, with his likely successor, the Bourbon King of Navarre, a Protestant. It's high stakes: intensified Civil War the consequence of failure.

Michel de Montaigne....Roger Allam

Peslier....James Norton

Catherine de Medici....Jane Lapotaire

Henri Navarre....Elliot Levey

Henri Valois....Sam Dale

Francoise de Montaigne....Sally Orrock

Marie de Gournay....Leah Brotherhead

Sergeant Soumillon....Adeel Akhtar

Captain Guyon....Lloyd Thomas

Courtier....Henry Devas

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

Stephen Wakelam is a playwright, working first mainly in TV and now in radio. His TV work includes over twenty original films and plays, drama documentaries and adaptations. Amongst his recent radio plays are: the biographical What I Think of My Husband about the second Mrs Thomas Hardy (BBC Radio 4); The Pattern of Painful Adventures about Shakespeare (Radio 3); and A Dose of Fame about E.M. Forster (Radio 4). Other radio plays include: Answered Prayers; Two Men from Delft; and The Adulteries of a Provincial Wife. Stephen is the author of three stage plays, two of which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.

Play in which essayist Michel de Montaigne is sent on a diplomatic mission around France.

By Stephen Wakelam.

In 1588, the essayist and landowner Michel de Montaigne, set out on a journey round the troubled kingdom of France.

He was on a mission - to reconcile the Valois King Henri the Third, a Catholic, with his likely successor, the Bourbon King of Navarre, a Protestant.

It's high stakes: intensified Civil War the consequence of failure.

Stephen Wakelam is a playwright, working first mainly in TV and now in radio.

His TV work includes over twenty original films and plays, drama documentaries and adaptations.

Amongst his recent radio plays are: the biographical What I Think of My Husband about the second Mrs Thomas Hardy (BBC Radio 4); The Pattern of Painful Adventures about Shakespeare (Radio 3); and A Dose of Fame about E.M.

Forster (Radio 4).

A further three radio plays can be heard via his website: Answered Prayers with Kenneth Cranham; Two Men from Delft with Alex Jennings and Stephen Tompkinson; and The Adulteries of a Provincial Wife with Robert Glenister, Daniel Evans and Anastasia Hille.

Stephen is the author of three stage plays, two at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.