Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Harriet Walter, Currently Staring on Broadway in MARY STUART, to appear at the Drama Book Shop

As part of The Drama Book Shop's free Playwrights & Performers series, Harriet Walter, co-star of the new Broadway production of MARY STUART, will read from, and talk about, her new book OTHER PEOPLE'S SHOES, and will discuss the new translation of Schiller's Mary Stuart. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

This exceptional presentation will take place at the Drama Book Shop's Arthur Seelen Theatre, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY, 10018, on Monday, May 4, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open. Space is limited and seating for the talk is first-come, first seated. The book signing is open to all. In addition to OTHER PEOPLE'S SHOES, copies of the new Broadway version of MARY STUART will also be on sale. If you are unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy, please contact the bookshop at 212 944-0595.

" of our greatest classical actresses" --Telegraph, UK

"...royalty of the British Theater....equally and regally at home in Shakespeare, Ibsen and Yasmina Reza....exceptionally well equipped not only to command an audience's attention, but also to make the case that, historically, she who would be queen has always of necessity been a great actress." --Ben Brantly, The New York Times

HARRIET WALTER (Elizabeth I). New York credits: All's Well That Ends Well (RSC, Broadway 1983), Three Birds Alighting on a Field (MTC, 1994). UK theatre roles include Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth, Hedda Gabler, the Duchess of Malfi; leading roles in Dinner, Yasmina Reza's Life (x) 3, Stoppard's Arcadia, Kaufman/Ferber's The Royal Family. Films include The Young Victoria (upcoming), Atonement, Babel, Sense and Sensibility, Milou en Mai and Bright Young Things. TV: best known for "Lord Peter Wimsey," "Law & Order: UK" (2009). Books: Other People's Shoes (available at the Drama Book Shop). Awards: Olivier Award (three roles, RSC), Evening Standard Award(Mary Stuart/Donmar).

250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

Telephone: (212) 944-0595
Toll Free: (800) 322-0595

Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursdays, until 8:00 p.m.

The Drama Book Shop's Playwrights & Performers is sponsored by For Theater Everywhere.


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