Views & Reviews Between the lines

Crimes and misdescriptions

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39162.716481.47 (Published 29 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:699
  1. Theodore Dalrymple, writer and retired doctor

    When I was about 12 years old, my father took me to see a production of Measure for Measure at Stratford. Angelo, the fanatical puritan and anti-sensualist who is left in charge when the Duke leaves Vienna for a time, and who then falls prey to an illicit passion for Isabella, which he tries by means of corruption to consummate, was played by Marius Goring.

    Goring was a very distinguished actor and an accomplished linguist who played cabaret in German in Berlin and Hamlet in French in Paris. During the war, he was head of the BBC's broadcasts in German to Germany; he also was a founder of the actors' union, …

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