The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0270 Monday, 2 February 2004
Date: Friday, 30 Jan 2004 10:30:45 -0800
Subject: Shakespeare Guild Programs with Keith Baxter and Kevin Kline
"Speaking" Engagements with Keith Baxter and Kevin Kline
The Shakespeare Guild is pleased to announce that its next two guests
for "Speaking of Shakespeare" will be Keith Baxter and Kevin Kline. Both
actors are starring in memorable productions of "Henry IV," Mr. Baxter
as the King at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington and Mr. Kline as
Falstaff at Lincoln Center Theater in New York.
Our conversation with Mr. Baxter will occur on Monday evening, February
9, at the Woman's National Democratic Club (1526 New Hampshire Avenue
NW) in Washington. Festivities will commence with a cash bar at 6:00,
followed by a three-course dinner at 7:00 and a one-hour dialogue at
7:45. Admission for the dinner and program is $27.
Our conversation with Mr. Kline will occur on Monday evening, February
23, at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. The
program will begin at 8:00, followed by a dessert reception at 9:15.
Admission is $25 for members of The Shakespeare Guild and the
English-Speaking Union, $30 for non-members.
Keith Baxter achieved fame as the Prince Hal who shared a screen with
such legends as Orson Welles (Falstaff) and Sir John Gielgud (Henry IV)
in Welles's "Chimes at Midnight" (1965), which has been described as the
most evocative of all Shakespearean films. One of Britain's most
respected dramatic artists, Mr. Baxter played a supporting role to Paul
Scofield's Thomas More in the Broadway version of "A Man for All
Seasons." A gifted director who's staged "The Rivals" and other classics
at venues such as The Shakespeare Theatre, Mr. Baxter is also the author
of two plays and a witty memoir, "My Sentiments Exactly."
Kevin Kline, whose credits include a Tony as well as an Oscar, was the
first American to be lauded with a Gielgud Award. In addition to
celebrated roles in films such as "The Big Chill," "Dave," "The
Emperor's Club," "A Fish Called Wanda," "French Kiss," "The Ice Storm,"
"Life as a House," "Silverado," "Soapdish," and "Sophie's Choice," Mr.
Kline has done a great deal of distinguished work on stage, with
much-admired performances in Shakespearean works such as "Hamlet," "A
Midsummer Night's Dream," "Much Ado About Nothing," and "Richard III."
To reserve space (the Guild accepts American Express, MasterCard, and
Visa) or to inquire about further details regarding either event, please
John F. Andrews, President
The Shakespeare Guild
2141 Wyoming Avenue NW, Suite 41
Washington, DC 20008-3916
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