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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Margaret Tyzack

Alex has written a lovely letter to The Guardian to commemorate Margaret Tyzack. It reads:

"My friend Margaret Tyzack (obituary, 28 June) gave her final stage performance last Christmas, in Paris, at the Théâtre du Chatelet, in Robert Carsen's sumptuous production of My Fair Lady. Maggie played Mrs Higgins, and I was her son, Henry. Maggie looked resplendent in Anthony Powell's Dufy-inspired frocks, and delivered a characteristically sensitive, no-nonsense, witty, masterclass of a performance. Every Shavian line landed like a depth charge in that vast and beautiful theatre. I had worked with Maggie twice before then – in The Importance of Being Earnest and in His Girl Friday. Maggie was a magnificent actor, a magnificent person, and a true friend – loyal, supportive, generous, forthright, and a prolific sender of wonderful postcards."

The original: The Guardian

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the link -- I'd somehow missed the letter.

Lori in Florida