Emma Thompson: English rose. Flower of Scotland. And all-round thorn in the side

Wit is one of those rare English words whose scintillating but slippery side-effects can thrill or enrage in equal measure. In 2001, when the television producers of Wit, a Pulitzer prize-winning play about a professor of 17th-century metaphysical poetry who is dying of ovarian cancer, began casting for the small screen, they instinctively turned to Emma Thompson. “We wanted to mine every bit of humour we possibly could,” they said. “While the subject is inevitably that of a woman dying of cancer, this is a woman who appreciates humour and wit to her last breath. It’s at once a story of a... read more

 
21 February 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 30
Source: Guardian
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