Stage Beauty (2004) short review

Much better than I thought it would be!  Billy Crudup is really quite mesmerizing as the leading actor-who-portrays-women in Restoration England, while Claire Danes is a bit out of her league as the maid/aspiring actress who leads the way for women to play women.  Although Danes’s hair is a bit weird, her dresses get really gorgeous and quite period imho once she gains success.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.