The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2356 Monday, 15 December 2003
Date: Friday, 12 Dec 2003 16:49:04 -0500
Subject: Speaking of Shakespeare with Actress Marian Seldes
Speaking of Shakespeare
With Actress Marian Seldes
Monday, December 15, at 8 p.m.
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
The Shakespeare Guild is pleased to announce that its next "Speaking"
engagement will place the spotlight on actress Marian Seldes, who is
currently appearing with Brian Murray in an enthusiastically received
double-bill that is being described simply as "Beckett/Albee."
Ms. Seldes made her Broadway debut in a 1947 Robert Whitehead "Medea"
with Judith Anderson in the title role for a production directed by and
co-starring John Gielgud as Jason. She'll have anecdotes to share about
many of the luminaries with whom she's worked -- a cast list that
includes Charlton Heston (for whom she portrayed Macbeth's formidable
Lady), Kevin Kline (to whose Richard III she brought a brilliant
Margaret), and Walter Matthau (whose Iago more than met his match in her
fiery Emilia). Ms. Seldes will also discuss her work with such legends
as Tullullah Bankhead, Richard Burton, Katherine Cornell, Hume Cronyn,
Henry Fonda, Lillian Gish, Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, George C.
Scott, Jessica Tandy, and Shelley Winters -- not to mention the many
actors she's helped train for the profession during her 24 years as a
faculty member at Juilliard's drama division (an institution whose
Seldes era is notable for such distinguished alumni as Christine
Baranski, Patti LuPone, Christopher Reeve, Kevin Spacey, and Bradley
Our conversation with Ms. Seldes will be followed at 9:15 by a light
dessert reception in the Club's beautiful lounge.
To reserve in advance at the $15 Guild member rate, simply respond to
this message. You may also attend at the $20 non-member rate, if you
wish, and pay at the door. To reserve for drinks or dinner prior to the
event, call 212 475-3424.
John F. Andrews, President
The Shakespeare Guild
2141 Wyoming Avenue NW, Suite 41
Washington, DC 20008-3916
Phone (202) 483-8646 Fax (202) 483-7824
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