The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0550 Friday, 24 March 2000.
From: John F. Andrews <
Date: Monday 20 Mar 2000 14:00:11 -0500
Subject: Special Edition of "Speaking of Shakespeare"
The Shakespeare Guild is pleased to announce a special edition of its
"Speaking of Shakespeare" series, this one to take place on Tuesday,
March 28th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th
Street NW, Washington, DC 20045.
In response to a number of requests, the Guild will show videotaped
highlights from its January 16th Gielgud Award ceremony in London. This
lively celebration took place at Middle Temple Hall, the site of a
famous 1602 performance of "Twelfth Night" in which the playwright
probably appeared, and it focused on Kenneth Branagh as the 2000
recipient of "The Golden Quill" (sorry, Terry, but the selection panel
still hasn't pulled your name from the hat it uses for these door
Participants in what turned out to be a scintillating program included
two previous Gielgud laureates, Judi Dench and Derek Jacobi, and such
illustrious colleagues as Keith Baxter, Richard Briers, Samantha Bond,
Helena Bonham Carter, Patrick Doyle, Stephen Fry, Bob Hoskins, Geraldine
McEwan, and Timothy Spall. The evening was also graced by messages, many
of them quite charming, from such luminaries as Woody Allen, Richard
Attenborough, John Cleese, Billy Crystal, Ralph Fiennes, John Gielgud,
Ian McKellen, Martin Scorcese, and Robin Williams. And it received
extensive coverage from sources that included the BBC, Reuters, Sky
News, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, the Independent, the New York
Times, the Telegraph, the [London] Times, and the Washington Post.
Anyone from the SHAKSPER list who'd like to attend this March 28th
screening may do so at a discounted price: the $25 Guild membership
rate, rather than the $35 non-member rate. To reserve spaces, either
call (202) 483-8646 or send an e-mail to