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Speaking of Shakespeare
The Guild's 2002 season commenced with January and February events in Washington, one at the Woman's National Democaric Club on New Hampshire Avenue and another at The Washington Club on Dupont Circle. We then moved to the National Arts Club in New York for events in March, May, and June, with a second May program and subsequent engagements at the WNDC Clubhouse near Dupont Cirle.

Our first gathering in D.C. was a delightful conversation with one of the most versatile actors at The Shakespeare Theatre, Ted Van Griethuysen. Next was a conversation with Richard Clifford, a London-based actor and director who was in Washington to direct Sheridan's She Stoops to Conquer at the Folger Theatre on Capitol Hill. In January 2000 Mr. Clifford had overseen the Guild's "Man of the Millennium" presentation at Middle Temple Hall in London, a gathering at which Kenneth Branagh had received the Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts. In March we chatted with F. Murray Abraham, best known for his Oscar-winning performance in the film version of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. May featured three programs, one at the National Arts Club with the legendary Zoe Caldwell, a second with Artistic Director Michael Kahn of The Shakespeare Theatre, and a third with best-selling linguist Deborah Tannen. In June we enjoyed an engaging conversation in New York with Ben Cameron, Executive Director of the Theatre Communications Group, and in Washington with celebrated actress Lynn Redgrave. And in September and November we offered stellar events in DC with Folger Shakespeare Library director Gail Paster and jouranlists Garry Wills and Bill Press.

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