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' Acting Shakespeare'
Edith Evans
Today's talk in this series on Shakespeare in the theatre concerns the acting of his plays. It is to be given by a distinguished actress, who has scored many of her successes in Shakespearean roles. Edith Evans attracted attention by her first appearance on any stage as Cressida. That was twenty years ago. She was still attracting attention six months ago by her performance as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet in John Gielgud 's production at the New Theatre, and as recently as a few weeks ago as Rosalind in As You
Like It at the Old Vic. In 1918 she toured with Ellen Terry as Mistress Ford in the Basket scene from The Merry Wives of Windsor, and as Nerissa in the Trial scene from The Merchant of Venice, so a great actress of today can speak at first hand of a great actress of yesterday. Listeners will remember her broadcast in the part of Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra to Godfrey Tearle 's Antony in February, 1934.


Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Ellen Terry
Unknown: Godfrey Tearle

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