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From Caleb:
How is Camille Claudel coming? Any information or interesting stories you could tell us eager, impatient fans? Also, are you and Frank planning to work together again, and if so, what ideas are you considering for your next collaboration?

Friday, 21 June 2002

Dear Caleb,

Thanks for your note. Interesting stories about Camille Claudel? Well, it's really early in the game for anything truly spicy. Once we get into rehearsals, I'm sure I'll have a lot more to tell. But for now, suffice it to say that every time I turn around, I find out something new and fascinating about Camille. I've done extensive research, and every book brings me some new delicious detail. For example, I just found a wonderful photograph of Camille at about age 21 sitting in her studio smoking a cigarette, which "ladies" just didn't do back in 1884. She was an extraordinarily spirited woman, witty and brave. One thing the fans may not know is that Linda Eder, who will play Camille on Broadway, actually is an artist herself. She draws and paints beautifully and will soon be learning to sculpt, so that when she is sketching or molding clay on stage, it will be the real thing. We are all very excited about the show and I love the score - Frank's music is amazing, different from anything else he's ever done. It's a joy writing lyrics to it.

Yes, Frank and I are planning to work together again, but we are still just batting around ideas - nothing definite yet. Thank you so much for your support.

Best, Nan

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