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Living with Princes by Stephen Wakelam
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer
BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3 - 23.01.2011


Plot[]

Stephen Wakelam's play in which 17th-century French essayist Michel de Montaigne is sent on a diplomatic mission by the Queen Mother - to sort out the succession.
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.


Cast[]

  • 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
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