Raw, adjective: 5. crude in quality or character; not tempered or refined by art or taste
Huh. This is interesting. Did you see that there's a new musical version of "Gone With the Wind" in the works for the West End?
A quickie article in this morning's NYT highlights the unlikely production. My interest was initially sparked, well, I'll embarrassingly admit, because "GWTW" was my favorite read as, oh, a 12-year-old or so. Um, yeah. Sucker for the hoopskirts and shit, I guess. Overlooking the racist overtones, that is - but moving right along....
So it turns out none other than Trevor Nunn is attached, he of recent National Theater fame (damn, he's good!). And this woman who wrote the book/lyrics/etc, Margaret Martin, has such an interesting story.
Check it out. I'll be very curious to see how the reviews shape up.
A First-Timer Makes Rhett and Scarlett Sing (NYT)