From Medea to Master Class Zoe Caldwell, 64, has been a theatre presence for decades. Now the Shakespeare Guild will honor her legacy with an Apr. 20 gala benefit for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. Caldwell will receive the 1998 John Gielgud Award for Excellence. Caldwell has won four Tony Awards: Slapstick Tragedy by Tennessee Williams, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Jay Presson Allen, Medea, and Master Class. She appeared Off-Broadway in Colette and Terrence McNally's A Perfect Ganesh.
The previous two Gielgud winners were Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen.
For tickets ($1000) and information on the Award call (202) 675-0321.
-- By David Lefkowitz