The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Wednesday, 12 July 1989

Goodnight, Sweet Prince

‘Caislean Oir’ – Clannad

It was with regret that I heard the news of the death of Lord Olivier today.  Although not particularly appreciative of his work, I have enjoyed his performances in films such as Wuthering Heights and Rebecca.  He did, in his final days, make a very deep impression upon me.  His acting – particularly his Shakespeare work – provide a particular inspiration. 

I think his death is a blow to the whole world of theatre and I find it has hit me very deeply.  I mourn his passing.  Yes, he was the master.

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