I owe you all I good post, not only because I have been so remiss in updating lately, but because I am likely to remain a little less prolific for the next few weeks while I'm working on several shows that open around the same time. When I'm designing a show I like to put movies on in the background, especially if it's late at night because it makes me feel like someone else is awake. In no particular order (because I just couldn't decide how to rank them) here are my top ten favorite 18th-century inspired films/mini series'. 1) Marie Antoinette (2006) 2) The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934 &2000) Okay, I cheated here, I like them both. 3) The Lady and the Duke (2001) 4) Ridicule (1996) 5) The Duchess (2008) 6) Amazing Grace (2006) 7) Catherine the Great (1995) 8) Dangerous Liasons (1988) 9) Amadeus (1984) 10) The Madness of King George (1994) Honorable mentions go to Plunkett and Macleane, Perfume, and the HBO series John Adams. So what are your
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