The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1307 Friday, 27 June 2003
Date: Thursday, 26 Jun 2003 17:52:49 -0700
Subject: Jane Alexander to Speak on Tuesday, July 1
Jane Alexander Reflects Upon her Roles
As Acclaimed Actress and Arts Leader
Tuesday, July 1
CASH BAR 11:30 A.M.
LUNCHEON 12:30 P.M.
PROGRAM 1:00 P.M.
1526 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE NW (one block north of Dupont Circle),
home of THE WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB, which is hosting this
ESU and SHAKESPEARE GUILD MEMBERS, $35
During a noon gathering that will place the focus on one of today's most
versatile and influential performing artists, Jane Alexander will
discuss not only "Ghosts," the Ibsen play in which she's currently
starring at The Shakespeare Theatre, but the dozens of other scripts
she's enacted with such brilliance. No stranger to the Nation's Capital,
Ms. Alexander rose to prominence in a 1965 Arena Stage premiere of "The
Great White Hope," which she and James Earl Jones carried to Tony
laurels on Broadway and from there to a film that garnered its heroine a
well-deserved Oscar nomination.
Among Ms. Alexander's many films are triumphs like "All the President's
Men "(1976) and "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979). On television she's given us
memorable achievements like "Eleanor and Franklin" (1977), "Playing for
Time" (1981), for which she won an Emmy, "Testament" (1983), and "Malice
in Wonderland" (1989). In many respects, however, the role for which
we're most indebted to Ms. Alexander is the one she played during the
mid-1990s, when she defended, and ultimately preserved, the National
Endowment for the Arts from those who'd sought to eliminate the agency.
She's eloquently recorded her thoughts about a tumultuous NEA
chairmanship in "Command Performance: An Actress in the Theatre of
To reserve space for what promises to be a lively and wide-ranging
conversation, and to arrange for payment by check or credit card, please
John F. Andrews, Executive Director
The English-Speaking Union
Nation's Capital Area Branch
1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 501
Washington, DC 20036
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