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Speaking of Shakespeare
The Guild's 2003 season, focused primarily on the National Arts Club in New York, commenced with three programs that featured prominent British actors. In January our guest was Henry Goodman, who had won an Olivier Award for his portrayal of Shylock in a National Theatre Merchant of Venice that had been telecast on PBS in America. In February we spoke with Simon Russell Beale, who was riveting audiences in a double bill of Shakespeare and Chekhov at BAM. In March we enjoyed a conversation with Roger Rees, who had achieved stardom in the title role of an RSC adaptation of Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby. We then enjoyed a delightful evening with Margot Harley, Artistic Director of The Acting Company, and David Schramm, a distinguished veteran of that influential troupe. In September we talked with Richard Easton, who had won a Tony Award for his portrayal of poet and classicist A. E. Housman in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love. We then proceeded to programs with Dana Ivey, the first actress to play the title role in Driving Miss Daisy, with Sir Peter Shaffer, a playwright who has enriched our repertory with such classics as Amadeus and Equus, and with legendary actress Marian Seldes, who is probably best known for her nuanced interpretations of characters in Edward Albee's most demanding works.

In Washington, meanwhile, we offered programs with PBS journalist
Robert MacNeil, who introduced his new memoir, with actress Jane Alexander, who spoke about her work as Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, with playwright Ken Ludwig, who discussed Shakespeare in Hollywood, and with writer Sami Plotkin, co-author of Speaking the Speech.

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