A tall, square house of stickins was to be built round Rebecca this afternoon, and she was to be Charlotte Corday leaning against the bars of her prison.
It was a wonderful experience standing inside the building with Emma Jane's apron wound about her hair; wonderful to feel that when she leaned her head against the bars they seemed to turn to cold iron; that her eyes were no longer Rebecca Randall's but mirrored something of Charlotte Corday's hapless woe.
"If you think you could move up some stones and just take off the top rows, I could step out over," suggested Charlotte Corday. "Then leave the stones, and you two can step down into the prison to-morrow and be the two little princes in the Tower, and I can murder you."
And therefore, if they want to depict, not God, but a revolutionist or a sage, let them take from history a Socrates, a Franklin, a Charlotte Corday
, but not Christ.
But Alex had no time to enjoy becoming a mum as she tackled a dramatic storyline about Dr Corday
Although some viewers may have felt the opening episode was marred by Doctor Corday
's visit to ye olde England - a land where everyone has cut-glass accents and snooty senior doctors sneer at widows who don't wear black mourning dresses to work - it was unquestionably good to have ER back.
STILL living apart, Greene and Corday
find it awkward working together, especially as Corday
(Alex Kingston) suspects there is something between Greene (Anthony Edwards) and Lewis (Sherry Stringfield).
The 37-year-old British actress, who plays Dr Elizabeth Corday
on the series, married German journalist Florien Haertel 18 months ago.
But Alex, who is more used to performing live in the other kind of theatre, is cool about plunging in at the deep end as new British doctor Elizabeth Corday
That said, this is an imaginative and colourful production with fine performances from Jasper Britton as Sade, Imogel Doel as Charlotte Corday
and Lisa Hammond as the Herald.
To read more of Jennifer Corday
's diary plus interviews with the stars and directors of Changing Spots go to Curvemag.com.
The three first worked together on the bawdy Moll Flanders which led to Alex crossing the Atlantic to become Dr Elizabeth Corday