Laura Howard (Emma) managed very neatly to suggest the bitchery
that lies disturbingly within Emma's character and offsets some of the social sweetness that otherwise cloys, while quirky individual traits were much to the fore in Jonathan Cecil's engaging Mr Woodhouse, that fussy hypochondriac suffering continually from draughts under the door.
When Letters came out in Australia, the newspapers published cartoons of famous acquaintances and enemies of White lampooned in the correspondence together with a matching piece of bitchery
, as if herein lay the volume's major interest.
Expect more outrageous but good-natured bitchery
delivered by a woman who has no concept of the expression, "Too much information".
ALL ABOUT EVE (1950): Best-ever drama of backstage bitchery
with Bette Davis declaring: '"Fasten your seatbelts, we're in for a bumpy night
It has comedy, bitchery
and some surprising home truths.
Deborah Findlay's flowing, expansive Lady Sneerwell, sails across the stage in a frenzy of expostulations, combining arch delivery with nicely honed bitchery
in what is likely to be one of the most memorable comic performances of the season.
The girl averts her eyes, but the Queen does not and Baldwin here creates yet another s cene that is both potent and dangerous and filled with the electric crackle of subversive bitchery
Gonne herself - a woman I have always suspected ofinnate bitchery
- backs off from the urgent protestations of the poet, feigning distress.
The arrival of Gwendolen and Cecily is splendid and the bitchery
of the tea ritual drew huge laughter from an appreciative audience, who relished equally Michele Dotrice's beautifully realised, hugely quaint Miss Prism, as good an interpretation as I have ever seen.
Frank Sargeson seldom pulled punches when it came to bitchery
about his fellow New Zealand writers.
Celebrity culture will breathe easier with her passing because she was one of the few big names to not just prick the bubble of the rich and famous but bayonet it with her hilarious but brutal brand of bitchery
I don't like to think it's true, and there's an element of palpable bitchery