Lynn Redgrave touched many lives in the intersecting worlds of theater, film, and television, and on two sides of the ocean, from the film Georgy Girl to her recent Manhattan Theatre Club show Nightingale. And though she came from acting royalty, she wore her status with a common touch and democratic aplomb. Her death over the weekend at 67 after a battle with breast cancer leaves us all saddened and bereft. In honor of her contributions to the art, we thought we’d direct you to a feature that ran in American Theatre magazine’s November, 2009 issue about Ten Chimneys’ first Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship (large file – pdf), a gathering of some of America’s best stage actors for a Shakespeare workshop led by Redgrave. We think Paul Kosidowski’s article captures Redgrave’s gracious mentorship and enthusiastic embrace of the theatrical moment, which she honored to the end.
Get the article HERE (large file – pdf).
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Rob Weinert-Kendt is associate editor of American Theatre magazine. He also co-runs the site StageGrade.com and is father to a strapping infant named Oliver.