2004

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1870  Saturday, 9 October 2004

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 8 Oct 2004 08:37:51 -0400
        Subj:   Upstaged by the King, an Actor in Drag Straightens Out

[2]     From:   Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Friday, 8 Oct 2004 19:08:56 -0400
        Subj:   Stage Beauty Reviews


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From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 8 Oct 2004 08:37:51 -0400
Subject:        Upstaged by the King, an Actor in Drag Straightens Out

Upstaged by the King, an Actor in Drag Straightens Out
October 8, 2004
  By A. O. SCOTT

"Stage Beauty" takes place in London during the reign of Charles II, an
era of curly wigs and knee breeches much beloved by connoisseurs of
high-end costume drama. It was a thoroughly theatrical age, and Richard
Eyre's new film, based on a play by Jeffrey Hatcher, feasts on both its
on-and offstage spectacles.

Not the least of these is the monarch himself, played with perfumed
hamminess by Rupert Everett. His consort is the brassy cockney
music-hall performer Nell Gwynn (Zo 

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