Thursday, January 14, 2016
RIP Alan Rickman
I seem to be on a culture kick this week. Alan Rickman died at age 69. The obits talk about Harry Potter and Die Hard, and the stage. I'd like to mention the Barsetshire Chronicles, a BBC series based on the Trollope novels in 1982. Rickman played Obadiah Slope in a memorable performance. Slope is an ambitious young clergyman, a villain, but whose love for the girl almost redeems him. The books were great, but Rickman's performance is greater.