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John Gielgud's Candid Correspondence
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1066  Monday, 17 May 2004

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Date:           Saturday, 15 May 2004 09:40:59 -0400
Subject:        John Gielgud's Candid Correspondence

John Gielgud's Candid Correspondence
By BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE
NY Times
Published: May 16, 2004

AS a member of the triumvirate that comprised Laurence Olivier, Ralph
Richardson and himself, John Gielgud was, of course, one of the last
century's most famous actors. But to those who knew him he was also
celebrated for his candor and, sometimes, his indiscretions. Reminiscing
about the Hamlet he had triumphantly performed in New York in 1936, for
instance, he told a group of actors that included Harry Andrews, ''Of
course I had a really terrible Horatio -- oh, it was you, Harry, isn't
it wonderful how much better you've got since?''

Full article at
http://nytimes.com/2004/05/16/books/review/16NIGHTIN.html

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