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Amalie Marie Friederike Auguste of Saxony, daughter of Maximilian of Saxony and Carolina of Parma, was a great-grandaughter of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.
Amalie was very interested in pursuing the arts. She composed chamber music, church music as well as numerous operas; she was considered by Carl Maria von Weber to be “very talented.”
Amalie also wrote plays, including dramas and very well received comedies.  Two of her plays, translated into English, can be read here.

Amalie Marie Friederike Auguste of Saxony, daughter of Maximilian of Saxony and Carolina of Parma, was a great-grandaughter of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.

Amalie was very interested in pursuing the arts. She composed chamber music, church music as well as numerous operas; she was considered by Carl Maria von Weber to be “very talented.”

Amalie also wrote plays, including dramas and very well received comedies.  Two of her plays, translated into English, can be read here.

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So how I look at Marie is that she is a human fucking being, and that’s what I want people to come away with.

Kimberly Gilbert, currently starring as Marie Antoinette in David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Read the full interview between Gilbert and Alan Katz at DC Theatre Scene.

Filed under marie antoinette david adjmi theater french history I'm not the wildest about the script but I wish I could see this play sometime maybe in chicago next year