Actress Helen Hayes visited the School of Drama from March 10-11, 1971, as the first artist in the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Foundation Theatre Artist Series. The series was made possible by a 1968 donation from Charles S. Kirkpatrick and named for his sister-in-law, a director of IWU's theatre. The visit coincided with the Festival production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," and she provided a critique of one of the performances along with two other guests, Willard Welsh and Alvina Krause. She also talked informally with drama students.
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Hayes, Helen, "Helen Hayes" (1971). Special Guests. 11.
This recording was digitized from two sides of a 7" and 3 3/4 ips reel-to-reel tape in July 2009; sound enhanced to improve audibility and background noise not related to the speaker removed at the beginning and end of recording by the archivist using Audacity.