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November 2, 2002
Tony and Emmy award-winning actress Shirley Knight will present "A Knight Divine: Mastering Chekhov's Sisterhood," a deconstruction of the 1964 Broadway staging of Chekhov's "Three Sisters," on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in West Hollywood. Free, but reservations required. (323) 650-7777.
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November 2, 2002
Tony and Emmy award-winning actress Shirley Knight will present "A Knight Divine: Mastering Chekhov's Sisterhood," a deconstruction of the 1964 Broadway staging of Chekhov's "Three Sisters," on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in West Hollywood. Free, but reservations required. (323) 650-7777.
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March 17, 1996 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Actress Shirley Knight has never been one to go with the Hollywood flow. A Midwestern girl who came to Los Angeles in the late 1950s with no acting experience beyond a few college shows, she landed a studio contract and an Oscar nomination within a year of setting foot in California. Shortly after that, she left Tinseltown for less glitzy pursuits in the Eastern theater and elsewhere.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1999 | BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg is a frequent contributor to Calendar
When actress Kaitlin Hopkins first told her mother that she had been cast as Gwendolen Fairfax in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," Hopkins got a dual reaction. Her mother was pleased, of course, that Hopkins would be starring in another Pasadena Playhouse show. And, she added, she'd love to play the role of Gwendolen's mother, Lady Bracknell. Since Hopkins' mother happens to be Tony-winning actress Shirley Knight, director Sheldon Epps was immediately receptive.
NEWS
June 24, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS
Francis Ford Coppola's sensitive, early (1969) film stars Shirley Knight (pictured) as a housewife trying to get away from her own life and James Caan (pictured) as the brain-damaged young man she runs into; intense and affecting; also starring Robert Duvall. A&E Monday at 1 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 1989 | DAVID PECCHIA
Just when you thought you were safe from mother-daughter acts, the Gardenia Club in Hollywood will present "Another Mother/Daughter Act" starting Tuesday night. "I went absolutely crazy and wrote an opening number called 'Another Mother/Daughter Act,' " explains actress Shirley Knight, who's been warbling to daughter Kaitlin since she was a toddler and has yearned to do a proper stage act with her. "This opportunity presented itself at the Gardenia and we said 'Oh great . . . we can do this!'
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1987 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
Scrooge did not feel like driving down to USC Wednesday night to see Shirley Knight in a one-act play directed by Joanne Woodward, aimed at raising everyone's consciousness about the threat of nuclear arms. Sorry, we gave at the office. Scrooge was further irritated at the way the people with the Sane/Freeze buttons kept smiling at each other in the lobby of the Bing Auditorium before the show, in the maddeningly superior manner of the saved. Welcome, sister! Welcome, brother!
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October 16, 1992 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Ladies' Helping Women: Two performances of "Ladies," Eve Ensler's play about nine homeless women, will benefit real-life homeless and battered women and children and Women's Care Cottage. Linda Lavin will host Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m. at Westwood Playhouse, and the two evenings will include a special reading by Shirley Knight.
NEWS
June 13, 2002
The five top-grossing movies at the weekend box office: 1. "The Sum of All Fears"; 2. "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," with Shirley Knight, above left, Maggie Smith and Fionnula Flanagan; 3. "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones"; 4. "Bad Company"; 5. "Spider-Man."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 1995
Harris Yulin will star as detective Lew Archer in a radio dramatization of Ross Macdonald's "Sleeping Beauty." The production, which Yulin also directed, will air from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 1 on KCRW-FM (89.9). Other actors in the crime drama include Shirley Knight, Stacy Keach, Pamela Reed, Bruce Davison, Marian Mercer, Anthony Zerbe and Ed Asner.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1996 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Actress Shirley Knight has never been one to go with the Hollywood flow. A Midwestern girl who came to Los Angeles in the late 1950s with no acting experience beyond a few college shows, she landed a studio contract and an Oscar nomination within a year of setting foot in California. Shortly after that, she left Tinseltown for less glitzy pursuits in the Eastern theater and elsewhere.
NEWS
June 24, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS
Francis Ford Coppola's sensitive, early (1969) film stars Shirley Knight (pictured) as a housewife trying to get away from her own life and James Caan (pictured) as the brain-damaged young man she runs into; intense and affecting; also starring Robert Duvall. A&E Monday at 1 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1987 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
Scrooge did not feel like driving down to USC Wednesday night to see Shirley Knight in a one-act play directed by Joanne Woodward, aimed at raising everyone's consciousness about the threat of nuclear arms. Sorry, we gave at the office. Scrooge was further irritated at the way the people with the Sane/Freeze buttons kept smiling at each other in the lobby of the Bing Auditorium before the show, in the maddeningly superior manner of the saved. Welcome, sister! Welcome, brother!
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2004
The works of such authors as Zane Grey, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Larry McMurtry and O. Henry will be featured in a series of dramatic readings of literature about the Old West. "The Great Writers Series Rides Again: Western Literature" will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at the MET Theatre in Hollywood, beginning next week and continuing through June 30. There will also be readings June 22 and 23 at the Autry National Center.
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