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King Leer in Remake of The Producers
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1880  Tuesday, 15 November 2005

From: 		Larry Weiss <
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Date: 		Monday, 14 Nov 2005 13:08:00 -0500
Subject: 16.1870 King Leer in Remake of The Producers
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1870 King Leer in Remake of The Producers

 >I saw a trailer for another trailer for a film starring Judi Dench
 >entitled Mrs. Henderson Presents.  The film is set in London
 >during WWII and focuses on negotiations with the censor to
 >allow nudity on stage.  The trailer made no mention of
 >Shakespeare but the film may well.

I have seen a rough cut of this film and can recommend it highly.

The film does not mention Shakespeare in any significant fashion.  It is 
possible that there might be a reference in passing, but, if so, it is 
so inconsequential that I have forgotten it.

The premise of the film does involve the presentation of nudes on stage 
in WWII London, but its "focus" is not "negotiations with the censor," 
which were remarkably smooth according to the screenplay.

Judy Dench and Bob Hoskins are delightful together.

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