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A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?
Inspired very loosely by true events, with many characters based on actual personalities from the 17th-century stage. Ned Kynaston did play female roles, but also played male roles before and after women were allowed on stage. He would have been 20 ... ...
So, who am I now?
Ned Kynaston: You're the man.
Ned Kynaston: Uh, you're the woman.
Maria: And you're?
Ned Kynaston: I'm the man, or so I assume. Seldom get up here, quite a view.
Maria: But I'm the man-woman.
Ned Kynaston: Yes, you're the man-woman.
When Kynaston says, "I blame you for my death," he looks up at Maria, but in the next shot his head is back down.
£128,035 (UK) (5 September 2004)
$776,691 (USA) (28 November 2004)