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Actress Lynn Redgrave coming to local Shakespeare seminar


Actress Lynn Redgrave will come to Tudor Hall in Bel Air on Saturday to participate in a conference examining the evolution of Shakespearean productions in the United States since the time of the Booth family.

The Preservation Association for Tudor Hall (PATH) will conduct the conference, "The Discovered Country: America and the Classical Acting Tradition," beginning at noon at Tudor Hall, the homestead of the Booths, a theatrical family.

Junius Brutus Booth, an English-born Shakespearean actor, settled in Harford County in 1822. His sons, Junius Jr., Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, toured the United States from the California mining towns to the Broadway stage. As a result of their performances of Shakespearean texts, Tudor Hall has become known as Shakespeare's birthplace in America.

Scholars from around the country will participate in the event, exploring the Booths' influence and addressing topics related to productions of Shakespearean plays.

Ms. Redgrave and her husband, John Clark, will perform with other actors at 8:30 p.m. at Harford Community College's Chesapeake Theater.

The evening performance is sponsored by PATH and Harford Community College's Special Events Series.

The cost for the conference is $50 a person, including the evening actors' presentation. Admission for the evening performance is $15.

Information: 836-4211.

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