He hadn’t read Anthony Powell before he played the awful Widmerpool, but so definitive was his performance that he was asked to speak at Powell’s memorial service. He read from A Dance to the Music of Time about “new news every day ... of war, plagues, fires, inundations, thefts, murders, massacres” and so pleased the Powellites that he was invited to be president of the Anthony Powell Society.The full article can be found here.
23 May 2009
Powell and Simon Russell Beale
There’s an interesting piece by Valerie Grove in today’s Times on AP Soc President Simon Russell Beale and his love of books. It includes: