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Masterpiece Theatre; Notorious Woman: Sonata


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Masterpiece Theatre
Notorious Woman: Sonata
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Series Description: The story of George Sand, the notorious novelist who sparked controversy as a cigar-smoking, trouser-clad woman who took a succession of lovers insisting that "My body is mine to give and I shall give it to whom I wish." Aurore Dupin, a young French girl just out of convent school, grows up to become the most scandalous woman of nineteenth century Paris. Her Bohemian life-style, affairs with artists, dress of men's clothing and writing activities all combined to make her an outrageous character for her time. Story follows her career, including her relationships with composers Liszt and Chopin.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Notorious Woman: Sonata,” 12/21/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 12, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FF6C5D76F3C14DAFB4C8651E296BE6F8.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Notorious Woman: Sonata.” 12/21/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 12, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FF6C5D76F3C14DAFB4C8651E296BE6F8>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Notorious Woman: Sonata. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FF6C5D76F3C14DAFB4C8651E296BE6F8
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