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
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.