The Dresser

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The Dresser

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The Dresser

Release Date: December 06, 1983

Year    :   1983
Slogan    :   «What happens backstage is always true drama. And often pure comedy.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Peter Yates
Producers    :   Ronald Harwood, Nigel Wooll, Peter Yates
Writers    :   Ronald Harwood, Ronald Harwood
RunTime    :   118 mins.

In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in the story of Lear and the Fool that is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.

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