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Shakespearean Actor, Director Barry MacGregor Visits OWU

November 26, 2001

[ Barry MacGregor Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- Shakespearean actor, director, and teacher, Barry MacGregor is visiting Ohio Wesleyan this week, to share his expertise with members of the community, and offer a lecture.

MacGregor will conduct a Master class in studio theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. in Chappelear Drama Center, and will present a lecture, also on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. in the R.W. Corns Building, room 312. The following day, MacGregor will conduct an informal question and answer session with OWU students in Chappelear Drama Center at 4 p.m.

With more than 50 years of theatrical experience, MacGregor first appeared at Stratford as Jack Point in The Yeoman of the Guard in 1964. His appearances since then include Fluellen in Henry V; Richmond in Richard III; Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Maggie Smith as Titania/Hippolyta; Edmund in King Lear; and Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew, to name but a few appearances. MacGregor began his career in 1949, working in repertory theatre, TV, radio and film in the U.K. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1961 to 1964, and has, since 1981, been a member of the Shaw Festival as a leading actor and management associate. MacGregor also worked for several years with William Ball at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and with Peter Hall at the Royal Shakespeare Company in London.

For more information, call OWU's Office of University Communications at 740-368-3335.