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The Dresser

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  118 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Paperback, 95 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Grove Press (first published January 1980)
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Dec 03, 2016 Bettie☯ rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: BBC TV Watchers
Blurbs from wiki: The play was first presented on 6 March 1980 at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and transferred to the Queen's Theatre in London on 30 April 1980, with Freddie Jones as "Sir" and Tom Courtenay as Norman. The play was nominated for Best Play at the Society of West End Theatre Awards (now known as the Laurence Olivier Awards) for 1980. In 2016 a production directed by Sean Foley and starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith played theatres including the Duke of Yorks Theatre ...more
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The Dresser

You must read this!! If you want my advice.
This is a wonderful, complex, meaningful, funny and sad play.
Simply fabulous.
Norman is at the center of it all and what an amazing character we have. I first saw the adaptation of the play- The Dresser, in which Norman was played by Tom Courtenay and Sir, is played by Albert Finney. An extraordinary film, nominated for Five Academy Awards.
Because I loved the film so much, I decided to listen to an audio production of the play and what a joy i
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That's the world... an a stage.... acting.... so the question is who is perfect?


Slow motion then fast going... showing as how you can't do anything... the thing which you can do is just to watch.
Mike Jensen
Feb 24, 2015 Mike Jensen rated it really liked it
I see through this play for the sentimental piece that it is, but the unusual and requited love story just works for me and the setting pushes all the right buttons. I'll respect somebody who pans it, but I don't.
Jan 27, 2016 Marc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Must have seen the film, have never seen this production, would enjoy it.
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Richmond Theatre, prior to West End run - Not sure how successful it'll be in Central but it's a fine play, although it does make me want to just want to see Ken Stott perform Lear in full.
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Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE, FRSL (born Ronald Horwitz; 9 November 1934) is an author, playwright and screenwriter. He is most noted for his plays for the British stage as well as the screenplays for The Dresser (for which he was nominated for an Oscar) and The Pianist, for which he won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The D ...more
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