Notorious Woman (1974)

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The incredible life of novelist George Sand is explored with a particular focus on her romance with the famed musician Frédéric Chopin.

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 George Sand (7 episodes, 1974)
Marina McConnell ...
 Ursule Josse (7 episodes, 1974)
Lewis Fiander ...
 Casimir Dudevant (5 episodes, 1974)
Jonathan Newth ...
 Hippolyte Chatiron (4 episodes, 1974)
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 Frédéric Chopin (4 episodes, 1974)
Tim Desmond ...
 Maurice (4 episodes, 1974)
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 Marie Dorval (3 episodes, 1974)
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 Albert Grzymala (3 episodes, 1974)
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 Prosper Merimée (2 episodes, 1974)
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 Jules Sandeau (2 episodes, 1974)
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 Franz Liszt (2 episodes, 1974)
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 Sophie Dupin de Francueil (2 episodes, 1974)
Graham Faulkner ...
 Maurice Dudevant-Sand (2 episodes, 1974)
Georgina Hale ...
 Solange Dudevant-Sand (2 episodes, 1974)
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 Jane Stirling (2 episodes, 1974)
Iona Christie ...
 Solange (2 episodes, 1974)
Basil Henson ...
 Comte de Vigny (2 episodes, 1974)
Jean Rimmer ...
 Louise Jedrzejevicz (2 episodes, 1974)
Christopher Sandford ...
 Sainte-Beuve (2 episodes, 1974)
John Sommerville ...
 Fernand de Preaulx (2 episodes, 1974)
Angela Strachan ...
 Solange (2 episodes, 1974)
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The incredible life of novelist George Sand is explored with a particular focus on her romance with the famed musician Frédéric Chopin.

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My first experience with Masterpiece Theatre and indelible in my memory.
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The radiant Rosemary Harris lent class and substance to her characterization of George Sand. I only saw this production once, long ago and far away when it was originally televised and yet, as in a dream, there are images that linger, just beyond my grasping. I remember George Chakiris as Chopin, on Majorca, a grand piano and flowing curtains, and thinking at the time that his performance was unexpectedly good, given the work he had done previously. I remember the superficial friendship between Aurore and Marie and of making it a point to commit the proper pronunciation of Sinéad Cusack's name to memory. (Fortuitous, that.) But mostly I remember Rosemary Harris's performance as Sand, making of this woman of questionable literary credentials a credible and compelling writer to be attended to. This mini-series was a credit to everyone artistically connected with it, from script through final edit, and I find it perplexing that it has not yet been made available, preferably on DVD, but any format, at this point, would be welcome.


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