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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tonight I met an act-or

In 1967 I saw Edward Petherbridge (right) play opposite John Stride in the original production of Tom Stoppard's "Rosenkranz and Guildenstern Are Dead". Tonight Petherbridge told a story at True Stories Told Live and I reminded him of that production.

He ran through the cast for me and paused at Graham Crowden, who was The Player.

"Ah yes, Graham. Gathered, you know."


  1. What does he mean by gathered? You've lost me there - and I've read 'I, and Actor'. Maybe I need to re-read it.

  2. That's what I gathered you meant, but I wasn't sure I have to confess. (see what I did there?)

  3. One assumes he was wearing a cravat?

  4. I was just re-watching the Fry and Laurie Shakespeare sketch, and they talk of 'gathering from the buttocks'. I knew actors talk of such things! Could lead to awkward confusion though.