Lynn Redgrave takes Earnest stab at Wilde in Millburn

Theatre-goers have a chance to catch a legend tread the boards in Millburn this month as Lynn Redgrave stars in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at Paper Mill Playhouse. Redgrave stars as Lady Bracknell,

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Jan 15, 2009, 12:39 AM

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Lynn Redgrave takes Earnest stab at Wilde in Millburn
Theatre-goers have a chance to catch a legend tread the boards in Millburn this month as Lynn Redgrave stars in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at Paper Mill Playhouse.
Redgrave stars as Lady Bracknell, the domineering high society matron in Oscar Wilde's classic. She finds the comedy resonates today despite it encapsulating a long-gone period of English life.
"You could sort of transpose this if you wanted to Beverly Hills," Redgrave says. "The rich dowager desperate to get her daughter married off and well to money."
The run marks Redgrave's first appearance at the Paper Mill Playhouse. She took the part for a chance to get another stab at Bracknell.
"I took a leap of faith," she says. "I wanted to have another go at Lady Bracknell. I thought I hadn't gone as far as I might."
Redgrave will be appearing at the playhouse through Feb. 15.


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