Stephen Holden on Elaine Stritch

The NYTimes explains how the legend is still here:“Ms. Stritch is, among other things, a great natural clown. Throughout the performance her changing expressions and gestures were as important as her vocalizing, the more wistful moments bringing to mind Federico Fellini’s muse, Giulietta Masina, though Ms. Stritch is much tougher. A gift Ms. Stritch gave to her audience was her smile. As it spread across her face, the thunder, lightning and rain withdrew, the sun beamed down, and you were in the calm eye of the storm.”

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