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If, almost unwittingly—for she wasn’t good at words, couldn’t spell and seldom read books—she replaced an “Oh” with an “Ah”, or paused minutely too long, upsetting the rhythm of his music, she would hear his [Beckett’s] murmured “Oh Lord!” from the stalls, and see his head fall to his hands.

Billie Whitelaw obituary (Economist)

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