Of Orson Welles, Alec Guinness, and Sir John Gielgud: Shakespearean Actor Keith Baxter in conversation with John Andrews
Thursday, February 1, 2018 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm – Presentation and Q & A
EVENT TYPE: Educational Foundation Speaker Luncheon
We hope you’ll join us for a special gathering in which Shakespeare Guild president John Andrews will converse with Keith Baxter, a distinguished dramatic artist who’ll be portraying the Gravedigger in a production of Hamlet at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Best known for his role as Prince Hal in Chimes at Midnight, a 1966 Orson Welles classic that is now regarded as one of the finest of all Shakespearean films, Baxter will talk about what it was like to act with Welles, who played Falstaff, and with Sir John Gielgud, who played King Henry IV. He’ll also recall his associations with many of the other legends with whom he has worked, among them Alec Guinness and Paul Scofield, with whom he shared a stage in the Broadway version of A Man for All Seasons.
Baxter has appeared frequently in Washington, as the Duke in Measure for Measure, for example, and as the King in Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. He has also directed eight classics for Michael Kahn and the company he has guided to international prominence. A superb writer, he has scripted three plays of his own, as well as a charming memoir, My Sentiments Exactly.
Co-sponsor – Shakespeare Guild
PRICE: $30 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch) Tickets and additional contributions are tax-deductible. (Checks should be made out to: WNDC Educational Foundation.)