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The Virgin Trial

Kate Hennig's The Virgin Trial is the second in her trilogy of plays about the Tudors.

Kate Hennig

Fifteen-year-old Bess has no idea when she heads to London to see her Uncle Ted that she is about to find herself at the heart of a scandal involving sexual impropriety — her stepfather, Thom — and an attempted overthrow of the government. What does all this have to do with her? How adroitly can Bess manoeuvre through a series of interviews to avoid being swept up in the peril that might ensue? And will she be able to spin the facts to create a myth based on her own innocence? (From Playwrights Canada Press

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