Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Mia is Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire for her test scene (whatever that is) in Central. There are four people on the same course in her new flat. Saskia is Stella and the two boys are both Stanley Kowalski. They are going to wish they had never been born when I knock on the door as Marlon Brando delivering her bike and mirror.

I mentioned this to Helen when I was picking up some plants to take over to Peter's on Sunday morning and she made a glancing reference to La Dame aux CamĂ©lias that went right over my head. I remembered last night that Blanche actually says "Je suis la Dame aux Camellias! Vous ĂȘtes Armand!" to Mitch early in the play. That's a good one to be able to pull out of the top of your head at half past eight on a weekend morning.

Prodnose: In La Dame, Marguerite's death is described as an unending agony, during which, abandoned by everyone, she regrets what might have been.

Myself: Exactly what I needed to hear this morning. Thank you very much.

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