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Kevin Kline Explains A Shakespearean Actor's Process, Nov. 7

Kevin Kline, a noted classical actor as well as movie star, will discuss the Bard and acting in The Readiness is All: A Shakespearean Actor's Process on Monday, November 7th at 7 PM.  The evening will be a special benefit for the Classic Stage Company; it will be held at the theatre's headquarters at 136 E. 13th Street.

In addition to Kline's thoughts on bringing a Shakespearean character life in rehearsals and onstage, a Q&A session will be held in the discussion, which will be moderated by Barry Edelstein (the former artistic director of CSC).

Kline, a Julliard graduate and former member of the famed Acting Company, most recently took on the monumental role of Falstaff in the acclaimed 2003 Lincoln Center production of Henry IV (for which he received a Tony Award nomination).  Other Shakespearean credits include Friar Pete in John Houseman's 1973 staging of Measure for Measure, as well as the title roles in Hamlet, Richard III and Henry V, and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at the Public Theater.  Other Broadway credits include Ivanov, Arms and the Man, Three Sisters, On the Twentieth Century and The Pirates of Penzance; he won Tony Awards for the latter two shows.  Screen credits include De-Lovely, Life as a House, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Chaplin, The Pirates of Penzance, Sophie's Choice and A Fish Called Wanda, for which he earned an Academy Award.

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