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To Sarah, the keeper of the privy purse, this was an act of betrayal. When Anne was topped queen in 1702, Sarah almost instantly benefited.
In their silhouettes and constructions, nonetheless, they are purposefully of their time. As Powell has acknowledged in current red carpet interviews, “you have to know the rules before you break them”. In this regard, her costumes work as a metaphor for the film’s relationship to historical past in general.
Lady Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz)
The first shot of Queen Anne spotlights the removing of an interminably lengthy, elaborate and presumably heavy ceremonial practice in her mattress chamber, much to her relief. “That was great the way you first see her within the largest, the most uncomfortable [costume],” says Powell. The scene was additionally key to juxtapose how the audience normally … Read More