Thursday, July 18, 2013

Amelia Redgrave

I was vaguely aware that there had been a movie version of "The Ballad of the Sad Café" but hadn't checked it out until after our discussion last night. The trailer corresponds to nothing in my reading, but Vanessa Redgrave is always worth watching. And then I noticed on IMDb that Simon Callow had directed and that Edward Albee had written the screenplay … from his own 1963 adaptation of the novella (and by now it was beginning to all come back to me). The playscript is in print and might prove a worthwhile follow-up to last night's discussion.


Terry said...

It was a huge success on Broadway, Redgrave being considered one of the finer interpreters of Williams. This was the production in which she fleetingly appears nude, which was startling. Well, startling to me and most of us in the audience.

Tim said...

Perhaps you're thinking of "Orpheus Descending" (Neil Simon Theatre, 1989)?