When British theater historian J.C. Trewin referred to Agatha Christie's stage plays as "a Midas gift to the theater," he was referring to commercial rather than artistic gold. The woman who remains one of the best-selling, most-translated authors in publishing history mistrusted film as a medium for her blood-soaked tales and all but refused to allow her words to be tainted by what she considered coarse TV limitations. She was reluctant to enter the theater, too, but more from a sense of intimidation (she was long an admirer of various performers of the English stage). She overcame that with her sense of perfectionism, writing her... More >>>