Helen Hayes


Helen Hayes

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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.


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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