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The Hardy Players

Poet and novelist Thomas Hardy had a theatrical troupe called the Hardy Players. Norrie Woodhall, a member of the original Players, survives. She is 101. The Guardian reports that Norrie will recite poetry by Hardy as part of an event called Dorset Voices in Dorchester on March 11.

When the Present has latched its postern behind
my tremulous stay,
And the May month flaps its glad green leaves
like wings,
Delicate-filmed as new-spun silk, will the
neighbours say,
'He was a man who used to notice such
things'?

from 'Afterwards' by Thomas Hardy

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