Theater: Prime Time


ABC April 12, 9-11 p.m. E.S. T.

If you were preparing a TV movie about a working-class mother of three who with her Catholic conscience whether to have an abortion, what would you choose? Right: Vanessa Redgrave. And if you were English-speaking drama's greatest actress — if you played Mary Queen of Scots and Isa Duncan and Jean Brodie and Fania Fenelon — and you were offered the part a Nashville housewife, what would you do? Right: you'd take it.

In her strongest roles, Redgrave dispalys a daft, heroic sanctity. Here she is to wear the sensible shoes of a...

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