The Tanner’s Daughter; Group Short Play
Duologue: 1 Male 1 Female
In the month of April, in the year 1027, in the great castle of Falaise in Normandy, Arletta, also known as Herleva, is delivered of a son.
Arletta’s illegitimate first-born son succeeds to the title, as William, Duke of Normandy. He grows to manhood and eventually triumphs over the English army of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and is crowned King, known thereafter to the British as William the Conqueror.
And thus the brief and turbulent romance between Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy, and Arletta, only daughter of the tanner of Falaise, in the summer fields of Normandy, nearly a thousand years ago, has changed the course of English history for ever.
This is their story …
Appox: 30 min duration – 22 pages