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EAN-139780783121109   EAN-13 barcode 9780783121109
Product NameDaphne Laureola
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie / TV
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ B000092T6G
Price New3.93 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used1.47 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
CastJoan Plowright, Arthur Lowe, Grégoire Aslan, Clive Arrindell, Bryan Marshall
Width5.5 inches    (convert)
Height0.5 inches    (convert)
Length7.75 inches    (convert)
Weight4 ounces    (convert)
BindingDvd
FormatMultiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Run Time90 minutes
FeaturesWinner "Best Play of the Year" in 1949, DAPHNE LAUREOLA was a great hit in post-War London when first staged there by Sir Laurence Olivier, in a production which starred Dame Edith Evans.Re-visited here in a production from 1977, starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, DAPHNE LAUREOLA is a witty and surprising tale of romantic idealism and faltering desire.Re-visited here in a production
Long DescriptionWinner "Best Play of the Year" in 1949, DAPHNE LAUREOLA was a great hit in post-War London when first staged there by Sir Laurence Olivier, in a production which starred Dame Edith Evans. Re-visited here in a production from 1977, starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, DAPHNE LAUREOLA is a witty and surprising tale of romantic idealism and faltering desire. In a Soho restaurant, a diverse group of people gather for dinner. Four partygoers celebrating a birthday, a bitter couple snapping over supper, an elderly working class businessman, and Ernest, a young Polish emigre. Dining separately, they find their evening disturbed by an extraordinary woman, Lady Pitts, who talks aloud and sings even louder while knocking back double brandies and handing out invitations to tea at the home of her husband Sir Joseph. The impact of her appearance on their evening and in particular on the impressionable Ernest, becomes the subject of this extraordinary production. For the young man, she is Beatrice to his Dante; Daphne, to his Apollo. But for Lady Pitts, the situation may be something entirely different, as will be revealed in DAPHNE LAUREOLA.
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