Sunday, September 07, 2008

Tennessee's mother

Brenda Blethyn as Amanda Wingfield
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kenju said...

I have only seen the play on TV, but I don't remember there being any comedy in the production I saw. Like you, I don't think it calls for comedy at all!

PI said...

Judy: I suppose directors feel they have to re-interpret the classics but it felt like heresy to me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Seeing this picture of Ms B.,,,I am struck with how NOT very wispy Southern she looks....I guess I always think of Amanda as a Faded Beauty...and pretty slender, at that...though, if someone is really great in the part, size doesn't really matter, does it?

What a difficult childhood and early manhood Williams had. I got to meet him once, here im Los Angeles---just to say 'Hello'...I was almost in tears, I was so very moved to actually meet him.
I had the privelage if writing incidental music for another of his plays..."The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore"...another beautiful play, I think....Have you ever seen it, Pat? He was such a poet!

PI said...

Naomi: I think the more one learns of his life the more one respects and admires him. To turn all that tragedy and turmoil into many classic plays and films is the most fantastic achievement. I wonder if he is truly appreciated in his own land? I do hope so. You were very fortunate to meet him.