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The Lady's Not for Burning (1974)

A war-weary soldier who wants to die tries to convince a zealous cleric to accuse him of witchcraft and hang him instead of a beautiful condemned woman already accused of witchcraft who wants to live.

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Jennet Jourdemayne
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Edward Tappercoom
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Old Matthew Skipps
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Thomas Mendip
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Mayor Hebble Tyson
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A war-weary soldier who wants to die tries to convince a zealous cleric to accuse him of witchcraft and hang him instead of a beautiful condemned woman already accused of witchcraft who wants to live.

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I have a copy from 1987
10 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I love this play!!! I love the language, the comedy, the characters & the story. This is my most favorite play and that's saying something for a theatre person. I fell into playing a part in it (Nicolas) when I was fifteen and have loved it ever since. I've been in it twice and directed it three times. I was commiserating with the other writers in this list about the play not being available on DVD or VHS. The next day while my wife and I were (finally) cleaning out our garage, I opened a box that had old videotapes in it and there was one labeled "The Lady's Not for Burning, Nov. 1987". I taped it off the air when it was broadcast during a KCET fund-raising campaign. Using my Mac and the EyeTV unit I have, I was able to digitize it and copy it to my hard drive. The next step will be to make my own DVD. It has some video dropouts and glitches, as would be expected from a videotape made almost 20 years ago, but the soundtrack is complete and the picture looks pretty good. It runs 100 minutes, somewhat less than the length stated in IMDb and I know from watching it that there are some lines and references missing. (Thomas' claim that he also killed "a pimp", for instance.) I feel very lucky to have been able to find this lost treasure.


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