Ronald Harwood's The Dresser

Ronald Harwood's The Dresser

DVD - 2016
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One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II, a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear." Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager "Sir" who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser "Norman" must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time? And if he does, will he be able to perform that night?
Publisher: [United States] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD RONALD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
video file,DVD video,rda
Language Note: In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Alternative Title: Dresser


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Oct 02, 2017

Boring and tedious story about two completely self involved narcissists. Couldn't understand half of what was said, and didn't really want to, but there were no subtitles available. I kept watching just in case it got interesting, but it never did.

Feb 28, 2017

A wonderfully acted drama with Ian MacLellan and Anthony Hopkins enacting their roles with passion and subtly. It's set in a theatre and mostly the dressing room which adds to the claustrophobia of the play. this highlights how tight and insular the actors are as they work towards putting on a performance of King Lear. The play of course echoes King Lear as Hopkins dominates the acolytes around him. Really a 'tour de force'.


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