Variety previously reported that the actress would star in the Euripides drama for a three-week run May 21-June 12, 2005 at the D.C. stage. The classic is being staged by the RSC home in Stratford-upon-Avon as the 2005 season ender under the direction of Laurence Boswell (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg). No details about the BAM staging have been announced. Redgrave will star in the title role of Hecuba in the tragedy set during the Trojan wars. The titular Queen of Troy seeks out vengeance for the murder of her daughter in a new translation by Tony Harris.
London-born Redgrave made her Broadway debut in The Lady from the Sea. She also starred on Broadway in Orpheus Descending and the 2003 revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night, earning her first Tony Award for the latter. The actress won an Academy Award for her work in "Julia" and was also nominated for the Oscar for her turns in "Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment," "Isadora," "Mary, Queen of Scots," "The Bostonians" and "Howards End."
Redgrave comes from heavily-theatrical family. She is the daughter of knighted actor Michael Redgrave and actress Rachel Kempson. She is the sister of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave and mother of Natasha and Joely Richardson.
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