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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

WAR AND PEACE

Date: 29th January 2016

I'm watching the series on Television and am enjoying it up to a point.  I don't really think one can condense Tolstoy's epic into 6 episodes and it has been very 'Hollywoodised'.

In Australia in 1966 I was fortunate enough to be part of the company of The Union Repertory Theatre in Melbourne.  The Union Rep enjoyed an extremely good reputation in those days.

Again I was fortunate to be chosen to play Natasha in 'War and Peace'.  On stage it was treated as Episodic with a Narrator on the side stage fleshing out the story.  I was in seventh heaven in the role - after all my favourite actress, Audrey Hepburn, had played Natasha in the film.  I also made a life long friendship with my Prince Andrei, Michael Laurence who sadly died in March 2015.

I thought I'd show you a photo from the production -not good quality I'm afraid as it is nearly 50 years old and photography then wasn't what it is now.

WAR AND PEACE

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