As the world of showbusiness adjusts to the news that the seven-year marriage of Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes has ended, one is left to reflect on the rarity of long, stable, thespian relationships. Prunella Scales and Timothy West (47 years and counting) have proved that perhaps the only way to maintain unity and sanity is never to appear in the same play at the same time; though it can be done – Jonathan Pryce appeared alongside his wife of 36 years, Kate Fahy, in the British premiere of Edward Albee's The Goat, an Oedipal drama about a man who fantasises about a farm animal. When asked in an interview what he was thinking of, Pryce replied: "I was thinking of fucking a goat."Way to go, Mr. Pryce.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Quote of the Week
Writing in The Guardian today, Alfred Hickling observes: