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4 (Tue) Evening with parents sees Fiddler on the Roof. 26 A Harold Pinter Chronology 11 (Tue) The Man in the Glass Booth, directed by HP, opens Nottingham. 26 (Wed) Interview John Bowen, 3P, broadcast (BR: J29). 27 (Thur) Opening night RS’s The Man in the Glass Booth, St Martin’s Theatre (in October 1968, HP directs Broadway production). Summer William Packard, HP interview First Stage, VI: 2: 82 (BR: G25). August 7 (Mon) 10 (Thur) 11 (Fri) 16 (Wed) 18 (Fri) 21 (Mon) 22 (Tue) 23 (Wed) 28 (Mon) 29 (Tue) Lunch John Frankenheimer, American filmmaker.
12 (Sat) Plays for HP’s XI Guardian. 14 (Mon) Parents to OT. 15 (Tue) Goes to OT. Dinner Bernard Miles. 16 (Wed) Evening Eric Kahane. 17 (Thur) OT first edition, Methuen (BR: A34a). 18 (Fri) Morning Bu rehearsal. 21 (Mon) Morning CM. Evening OT photo call. 22 (Tue) 9:30am Arnold Goodman. Evening JB. 23 (Wed) Noon costumes for Bu. 1971 24 25 27 28 29 30 (Thur) (Fri) (Sun) (Mon) (Tue) (Wed) 43 6pm Robert Bryan discusses Bu lighting Criterion Theatre. Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Peter Brook, Ald.
Evening AS. OT rehearsals. Bu auditions. 5:30pm ED. 4:45pm Estelle Kohler, actress. 6:30pm Downing Street reception. Oxford for OT Oxford Playhouse. London. Randolph Hotel, Oxford. May–June ‘Pinter on Beckett’ (New Theatre Magazine, XI: 3: 3; BR: E16). 42 A Harold Pinter Chronology May 2 (Sun) 3 (Mon) 7 (Fri) 10 (Mon) Leaves Oxford. Staying at University Arms, Cambridge. 7:30pm GB’s showing. Guildford OT preliminary run. Afternoon Lars Schmidt, Swedish producer. 17 (Mon) OT Nottingham. 18 (Tue) New York revival H Bijou Theater.
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