Err... yes, I always watch the Corrie omni, Anna! Early Saturday morning, actually - now relegated to ITV2 (to the cast's fury: lower repeat fees... ). Phone calls interrupted the Walton, so I'm going to resume.
Originally Posted by Anna
Lady W came across as a poppet, didn't she (she and Andrew Davis were the best in that extract from 'Façade' I thought - Willard White surprisingly poor!) but she was tough as old boots. A former law firm of mine acted for the Waltons, and I had dealings. Her approach to matters legal was... crisp!!
My Agèd P performed 'Façade' with the Northern Sinfonia when I was about 8. I remember the rehearsals with the lady speaker with whom he performed it, in our dining room, and then P reciting them non-stop around the house. His half of the work is still engraved in my brain... I can do the 'Tango-Pasodoblé' from memory even now. I loved the rhythmic, evocative, exotic words...
"Through trees like rich hotels that bode
Of dreamless ease fled she,
Carrying the load and goading the road
Through the marine scene to the sea."
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9