New Hardy Players production 2007
A Life of Three Strands was co-written by Devina Symes and Norrie Woodhall and drew on Norrie’s direct knowledge of Hardy. It was performed in various venues around Dorset.
Hardy himself had referred to the three great interests in his life as ‘the three strands’ – they were architecture, the study of the classics and his love of the countryside.
“The rich dialect along with the lyrical tones of the works were attractively preserved and neatly interspersed with some of the gentle comic overtones which lighten Hardy’s early novels.”
Dorset Echo, June 2007