[DWJ] 'Ballet Shoes'

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Fri Dec 28 15:32:20 EST 2007

Minnow said...

> >Phil said...
>>> I assume you mean the introduction of the "love triangle".
> ('Strewth, between *whom*?  The two doctors and, erm, and Theo?)

Between Garnie, Mr. Simpson (Mrs. Simpson being conveniently dead in this 
version), and (hintedly) Theo.  The doctors are presented as 
possibly-a-couple, in a nice, understated way - they are, in fact, one of 
the few things I liked in this adaptation.

> and Dorian replied:
>>I don't know about Elizabeth, but I would add to the "love triangle" thing
>>(which was actually reasonably well handled, even though totally
>>non-canonical), the turning of Theo into some kind of tacky jazz-dancer, 
>>possibly the rather unneccesary giving of TB to Garnie.
> They did what?
> OK, thanks, that is enough to tell me all I need to know.  The people I
> heard enthusing about this on the radio  were, of course, Media Folk, and 
> I
> ought to have known better than to assume they cared about the book 
> really.
> Bother.
> TB.  Garnie.  The idea.

Yes, that was about my reaction.  Idiots.

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no 
- Queen Marie of Romania 

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