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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Scofield the Shuttered

"I know you'll understand, Peter, but [the Broadway engagement] comes at the time of year I always go up and paint my shutters on the Island of Mull."

-Paul Scofield, back in 1980, explaining to Peter Shaffer why he could not go with Amadeus to Broadway to reprise his London triumph as Salieri.

As a result the role in New York went instead to some youngster named Ian McKellen.

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