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All in the Family | Review | Tucson Weekly

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All in the Family | Review | Tucson Weekly:

The great Lynn Redgrave explores her mother's 'Romeo and Juliet' obsession
by Sherilyn Forrester


Lynn Redgrave

What's in a name?' inquires Romeo in the Bard's famed tale of doomed love.

The answer, if the name happens to be Redgrave: Quite a bit, actually.

The family Redgrave is chock full of actors, awards and genuine fame borne from an impressive body of work spanning five generations. And if your name is Lynn Redgrave, you're also a skilled and passionate storyteller.

Lynn Redgrave, sponsored by the Invisible Theatre, is bringing her most recent venture to town for two performances. Rachel and Juliet, a one-woman show, is a tribute to her mother, Rachel Kempson, a highly respected actress, though she was not as storied as her husband, Sir Michael Redgrave. According to Lynn Redgrave, Kempson had a lifelong fascination with the role of Juliet, and would launch into passages from Romeo and Juliet throughout her life. Sh…

Redgrave to Perform Rachel and Juliet in Arizona - Playbill.com

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Redgrave to Perform Rachel and Juliet in Arizona - Playbill.com

By Andrew Gans
05 Jan 2010

Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
photo by Joan Marcus

Lynn Redgrave
photo by Joan Marcus

Lynn Redgrave, most recently seen in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of her solo show Nightingale, will bring her new one-woman evening, Rachel and Juliet, to Arizona's Invisible Theatre later this month.

Performances at the Tucson venue are scheduled for Jan. 16 at 8 PM and Jan. 17 at 3 PM.

In Rachel and Juliet, Redgrave, according to press notes, 'pays tribute to her mother, actress Rachel Kempson, whose love affair with the role of Juliet and search for her own Romeo lasted her entire life. Interweaving remembrances, Ms. Kempson’s own words and passages from Shakespeare, Ms. Redgrave has created an unforgettable companion piece to her Tony Award-nominated Shakespeare For My Father (which traces her relationship with her father, the late Michael Redgrave).'

Redgrave is also the author of The Mandrake Roo…

LYNN REDGRAVE ONSTAGE IN 'RACHEL AND JULIET'

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Theatre1: LYNN REDGRAVE ONSTAGE IN 'RACHEL AND JULIET'

by Chuck Graham
TucsonStage.com

The attraction of family holds Lynn Redgrave in its iron grip. She has always been fascinated by parent-child relationships, wanting to explore just how strong those bonds can be and how the experience of living these roles for a lifetime will shape the people who play the parts that strengthen the bonds that shape the people...


Being the third sibling in one of the theater world’s most distinguished families gives Lynn Redgrave plenty to work with. She comes to Tucson Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17, to present another of her one-woman shows, “Rachel and Juliet,” about her mother, the actress Rachel Kempson. Both performances are presented by the Invisible Theatre in the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.


Although everyone agreed Kempson was quite talented, the best known of Lynn’s family members are her distinguished father Michael Redgrave and her sister Vanessa. Lynn and V…