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HAL SCOTT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/21/1968 - HFSID 315347

HAROLD SCOTT Renowned actor sends letter to John Willis, editor of Theatre World, thanking him for his request and apologizing for his tardiness Typed letter signed: "Harold Scott" in blue ink. 1 page, 7¼x10½. Written on personal letterhead. March 21, 1968. New York City, New York.

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HAROLD SCOTT
Renowned actor sends letter to John Willis, editor of Theatre World, thanking him for his request and apologizing for his tardiness
Typed letter signed: "Harold Scott" in blue ink. 1 page, 7¼x10½. Written on personal letterhead. March 21, 1968. New York City, New York. In full: "You requested this information from me some time ago, and actually I was under the impression that I had sent it along to you. However, in clearing out my desk yesterday in preparation for the annual tax hysteria, I was quite embarrassed to discover that indeed I had not sent it. I apologize for my oversight and seeming rudeness, and I hope that I am not too late for inclusion in your current volume. However, if I have missed you deadline, may I say in any case that I am grateful and flattered to have been considered for inclusion in this year's Theatre World "rogue's gallery". In addition to partially filling out the form you sent me, I have enclosed a resume for further details and the 8x10 picture you requested. Many thanks for your thoughtful consideration. Sincerely". The legendary Hal Scott (1935-2006) was an American stage director, actor and teacher. Beginning himself as a student at Philips Exeter Academy and Harvard, Scott was a noted actor for his performances in Jean Genet's The Blacks and Deathwatch (1959) for which he won an Obie Award. Scott is the director of numerous plays, including The Mighty Gents (1978), Paul Robeson (1988 and again in 1995) and the 25th anniversary revival of A Raisin in the Sun, all of his plays featuring major Black actors such as Morgan Freeman, Avery Brooks and Esther Rolle. Scott taught and directed at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. He is the first African American artistic director in the history of American Regional Theatre. John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tony for Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Toned. Edges and corners worn. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

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