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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."

5 comments:

  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.

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

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  3. One assumes he was wearing a cravat?

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  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.

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