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May 19 Gielgud Award Ceremony in Honor of Lynn
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0885  Friday, 9 May 2003

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Date:           Thursday, 8 May 2003 23:11:30 -0700
Subject:        May 19 Gielgud Award Ceremony in Honor of Lynn Redgrave

THE 2003 GIELGUD AWARD GALA
A Tribute to Lynn Redgrave

Members of the SHAKSPER community are cordially invited to take part in
-- and enjoy an 8% discount on prices for -- a festive salute to one of
the most popular and versatile dramatic artists of our time.

Lynn Redgrave is probably best known for her signature role in Georgy
Girl, for which she won a 1966 Golden Globe trophy and an Academy Award
nomination. In the late 1990s she garnered plaudits for her performances
in Shine, a film that brought home an Oscar and earned Lynn a BAFTA
nomination, and in Gods and Monsters, for which she obtained another
Golden Globe, a London Film Critics Circle Award, and a second
nomination for an Oscar. For her varied work on stage and on television,
she has twice been nominated for Emmy and Tony accolades, most notably
for Shakespeare for my Father, the one-woman show she scripted about the
legendary Redgrave tradition and eventually took from Broadway to
London's Theatre Royal Haymarket. She's currently receiving enthusiastic
reviews for her delightful role as Miss Fozzard in the Minetta Lane
Theatre production of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads.

Monday Evening, May 19

RECEPTION  6:30
ELEGANT DINNER  7:30
CEREMONY  8:15

National Arts Club
15 GRAMERCY PARK SOUTH
NEW YORK, NY 10003

Black Tie Preferred

SELECT SEATING  $125 ($115 with SHAKSPER discount)
PRIME SEATING  $250 ($230 with SHAKSPER discount)

Thanks to generous assistance from Virgin Atlantic, this gathering will
provide attendees a chance to meet the three heirs to one of the most
vibrant legacies in the annals of English theatre. Lynn Redgrave will be
joined by her sister Vanessa, who has just opened to ecstatic notices
for Long Day's Journey into Night, and by her brother Corin, who is
co-starring (with Dame Eileen Atkins) in Honour at London's Royal
National Theatre.  Having all three of the offspring of Rachel Kempson
and Sir Michael Redgrave in one place at the same time is a rarity,
we're told, and should make for an evening to cherish. Attendees will
include a camera crew from CBS's Sunday Morning show.

Also on hand for the festivities will be award-winning actors Philip
Bosco and Richard Easton, director and screenwriter Bill Condon (who
collected an Academy Award for Gods and Monsters and was nominated for
another Oscar for Chicago), producer Elizabeth McCann (who oversees the
Tony Awards and who has treated us to such Broadway triumphs as Amadeus,
Copenhagen, The Goat, and Home), and other luminaries.

Established in 1994, the Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic
Arts was created to preserve Sir John's heritage with "golden quill"
(Sonnet 85) and perpetuate his exacting standards. It has been bestowed
in such prestigious locations as Washington's Folger Shakespeare
Library, Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre, London's storied Middle
Temple Hall, and Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.

This year's presentation will occur in an architectural jewel with
exquisite decor and a proud history of support for the cultural life of
our society. Among other things, the National Arts Club was the original
home of the Shakespeare Association of America (whose board in the early
1920s included John Barrymore and Julia Marlowe) and of the Bulletin
that evolved into Shakespeare Quarterly. It stands adjacent to the
Players Club (which had been the home of Edwin Booth), and it is
currently playing host to Speaking of Shakespeare, a Shakespeare Guild
series that has focused the spotlight on such figures as F. Murray
Abraham, Simon Russell Beale, Henry Goodman, Margot Harley,  Bill Irwin,
and Roger Rees.

Previous Golden Quill laureates Kenneth Branagh (2000), Zoe Caldwell
(1998), Dame Judi Dench (1999), Sir Derek Jacobi (1997), Kevin Kline
(2002), and Sir Ian McKellen (1996) will be sending messages to this
year's honoree, and those remarks will be shared with the audience.

To request more information, and to reserve spaces for this sprightly
revel, please contact

John F. Andrews, President
THE SHAKESPEARE GUILD
2141 Wyoming Avenue NW, 41
Washington, DC 20008-3916

Phone 202 483 8646 or 202 234 4602
Fax 202 483 7824 or 202 234 4639
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