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Stage Beauty Movie Review Summary

Actors: Claire Danes, Billy Crudup, Rupert Everett, Tom Wilkinson

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In the 1600s, women were banned from appearing in live theatrical productions; thus men undertook both male and female parts. Thanks to both his "beauty" and his talent, real-life thespian Ned Kynaston (Crudup) is the most celebrated leading "lady" on the London stage. Then the king, at the behest of his mistress, decrees that only women can portray female characters. Since he's been playing women for so long, Ned has forgotten what it's like to be a man, so almost overnight, he's jobless. What hurts the most, though, is that his replacement is his former dresser, Maria (Danes, portraying a fictional character), who has long dreamt of an acting career.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Guys cutting off weiners/girls adding them Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt Is this movie based on a    -   play

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