Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Great nights in the theatre (1)
Chekov's THREE SISTERS at the Royal Court Theatre in London, 1967. I was 21 and sitting in the front row. Glenda Jackson (before her movie roles) was Marsha, Avril Elgar Olga the oldest sister and a luminous young Marianne Faithfull was Irina the youngest sister. I can still picture her on the stage being so radiant - as I told Marianne some years ago when she was signing her autobiography! A stunning production directed by William Gaskill - and the programme had the complete text too! There were other THREE SISTERS including Joan Plowright at the National, but Glenda and Marianne are the ones I remember.