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Meaning, the contrasting counterpoint of male and female voices.
It is women who are being addressed.

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Quoting Peter Montgommery <[log in to unmask]>:

> MY preference is for it to be the landlord.
> Doesn't really make sense otherwise.
> 
> Cheers
> Peter
> 
> 
> Quoting Mikemail <[log in to unmask]>:
> 
> > Thank you so much CR -this is the performance which I saw 3 times in  one
> > week!  I had a video of part of it, but I thought the Youtube had been
> taken
> > off long ago.  One piece of Atkin's reading did surprise me, I remember,
> > "Hurry up please it's time!"  I always thought would be in a different
> voice
> > - a landlord, not one of those in the conversation.  Was this just my male
> > perception or did Eliot mean it to be this way?
> >   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >   From: Chokh Raj 
> >   To: [log in to unmask] 
> >   Sent: Friday, September 09, 2011 1:51 AM
> >   Subject: Re: vis-a-vis 'Four Quartets'
> > 
> > 
> >   I'm sorry, David. Maybe I over-reacted.  
> > 
> >   Thanks, Mike. But for your mention, I wouldn't have had the experience
> of
> > my life
> >   listening to this fabulous rendition of The Waste Land. Here it is at
> > Youtube:
> > 
> > 
> >   THE WASTE LAND - read by Edward Fox, Eileen Atkins, and Michael Gough
> >   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1TXBzw98ng 
> > 
> >   an overwhelming experience 
> > 
> >   CR 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >   From: Mikemail <[log in to unmask]>
> >   To: [log in to unmask]
> >   Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2011 6:47 PM
> >   Subject: Re: vis-a-vis 'Four Quartets'
> > 
> > 
> >   Yet, I think, 1989, London theatre, I found his recitation of TWL most
> > haunting, and he had look of TSE, which made it more enthralling. He was
> > joined by Eileen Aitkens and Michael Gough (who actually forgot the word
> > etherised when reading Prufrock). 
> >    As it happens, I was in Whitley Bay, briefly, two weeks ago, and would
> > have been delighted to catch his performance - or any other - this once
> > delightful resort has been in decline for some years, although I believe
> > there are plans to revive it.
> > 
> > 
> >   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >     From: David Boyd 
> >     To: [log in to unmask] 
> >     Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 7:45 PM
> >     Subject: Re: vis-a-vis 'Four Quartets'
> > 
> > 
> >     Just to say, had the opportunity to hear Edward Fox recite Eliot last
> > year, and both I and my companion were very underwhelmed  fine actor sure
> he
> > is, but not in this regard
> > 
> >     david
> > 
> > 
> >     On 8 September 2011 19:21, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 
> >       and the legacy endures 
> > 
> >       Edward Fox vis-a-vis 'Four Quartets' 
> > 
> >      
> >
>
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-features/8347703/Edward-Fox-interview-Life-the-universe-and-everything.html
> > 
> > 
> >       Where poetry attains to a state of immortality -- 
> >       and not just the Quartets 
> >       but all poetry that Eliot chose to publish.
> >       A perfectionist that he was, 
> >       he wouldn't be content
> >       with anything less. 
> > 
> >       a humble opinion, of course ;->
> > 
> >       CR
> > 
> > 
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