Then you can fast forward nearly 30 years, go into the West End and catch Miss Rigg in Medea, a towering figure, drenched in the blood of her children, whom she has just murdered. Diana the avenger has become Diana the revenger. Her Medea is a blistering, sardonic performance, full of sharp argument and bitter raging passion. With it, Diana Rigg - famed for her sexiness, elegance and high-kicks - challenges the leading actresses of the day with something entirely classical. More than 30 years ago Peter Brook said: 'If she doesn't waste herself on silly films she could become something good.
The girl's mother has come onto the radio to report anonymously under the name of Mary. Not once, but twice now. She is in some degree of indignation that her first year drama student daughter, who also is to be anonymous, had been asked to perform in any way disrobed. Mother Mary said that the daughter was turning down a "plum role" in refusing to show her flesh. It sounded as if she thought the girl should have had the role regardless. She said her daughter feared she would not get "plum" roles because she had said no to nudity.
There was a point in theater history when Diana Rigg was most famous for appearing onstage in the nude. The rigor and zest of his arguments make a convincing case for Abelard as the greatest scholar of the age. Their minds, and their bodies, work as one but their use of Aristotelian logic to interpret scripture — which they argue brings one closer to God — actually brings them into fatally stark conflict with the religious authorities. Laskey positively exudes the self-aggrandizing arrogance born of utter certainty.
Toggle navigation. Anyone who ever fell for Diana Rigg as Emma Peel--and judging from the comments lately, there are many such among the WU-vies--will have their heads and possibly other body parts explode upon viewing this clip , which was banned in the USA at the time of its release. It's stuff like this that keeps us Brits warm, despite the cold rain!