In 1948, playwright A.R. Gurney, then a young boarding school student, traveled to New York where he attended a performance of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, going backstage afterwards to meet the production's star, the great stage actress Katharine Cornell, who was dubbed "The First Lady of the American Stage" by the legendary critic Alexander Woollcott. A mix of remembrance and imagination, THE GRAND MANNER is a love letter to this fabled actress and a heartfelt look back at the glorious heyday of the Broadway theatre.
Read more about The Grand Manner in the July 1st edition of Theater Week, by Anthony Chase.
See more clips from The Grand Manner, and an interview with A. R. Gurney here: http://www.lct.org/showMain.htm?id=192
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