Monday, March 10, 2008

The Kindness of Blanchett.

Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is going to play Blanche in an Australian production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Click on the picture to read the whole story).
Can someone imagine the scope of this?
She not only will play what I think is perhaps the best written female role in history, but she will also be directed by the incomparable Liv Ullmann.
"Streetcar" has always been a very female driven play and even when directed by men they can't control the power behind Tennesse William's ode to libeartion (even if it comes from insanity).
I'd kill to see what Ullmann brings to the production...

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