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The Lady's Not for Burning (1987)

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A war and world weary soldier tries to talk a witch-hunting cleric into hanging him; he is shaken from his quest for death when the beautiful Jennet is also committed for hanging as a witch.

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A war- and world-weary soldier tries to talk a witch-hunting cleric into hanging him; he is shaken from his quest for death when the beautiful Jennet is also committed for hanging as a witch. Written by M.S. Burton <suburton@u.washington.edu>

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Excellent production of a mid 20th century theatre classic
11 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am fortunate to have made a video of this broadcast so I am not speaking from memory.The title role (ie "the lady") is played perfectly by Cherie Lunghi who is superbly supported by Kenneth Brannagh.At that time these were 2 of Britain's foremost actors.Their scenes together are superb.Full justice is done to the witty & graceful dialogue.This is not a play for those who prefer action to talk. Sadly it is impossible to imagine such a production being possible in the modern TV era.........too many words MrFry!....no rape,violence etc.The only criticism looking at it now would be it's slightly "stagey"feel but then it is a faithful rendering of a theatre play.


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