The Vagabond King
Published by Samuel French Ltd
Large Mixed Cast
Louis XI visits a tavern in Paris and is angered when Katherine de Vaucelles rejects his advances
And now he seeks revenge
To this tavern comes Francois Villon, fresh from jail.
Katherine seeks Villon's aid - France has been betrayed by Thibault d'Aussigny and she begs Villon to remove him
D'Aussigny is stabbed and Villon arrested. Villon's earlier declaration of what he would do if he were King has set Louis thinking
Villon is made Marshal of France, and chooses a kingdom for a day and then the gibbet, rather than his liberty
One thing may save his life - the love of Katherine and her consent to marry him. King and Court gather to see the hanging of the savior of France
The people plead in vain for his life, but Katherine declares her intention of marrying Villon
He will become her vassal and cannot be hanged ...