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The Dresser (1983) SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES THURSDAY, MAY 12, 7 P.M.
Ronald Harwood's The Dresser (1983) is a WWII story of a deteriorating veteran Shakespeare actor (played by Albert Finney) whose personal assistant (Tom Courtenay) must rally the old man before each of his demanding performances. Harwood was the dresser to Donald Wolfit, whose repertory company performed across the UK during the Blitz, and whose papers reside at the Ransom Center. Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts Eric Colleary introduces the film. Members are invited to a reception at 6 p.m. Runtime 118 minutes, rated PG.
Attendees may enter to win The Collected Plays of Ronald Harwood, a copy of James Shapiro's The Year of Lear, and Shakespeare socks.
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