American Theatre’s oopsie daisie

A Theater Dogs reader sends the following correction that appears in the current issue of American Theatre magazine.

Due to transcription problems, some errors and misquotes appeared in the interview ‘Simply Seldes’ (July/August ’07). Marian Seldes was referring to Philip Barry, not J.M. Barrie, when she mentioned playwrights she had seen growing up. In a discussion with John Gielgud about her experiences with Greek plays, Seldes stated ‘I’ve worked on them,’ not ‘I’ve workshopped them.’ She was similarly misquoted in her reply to a telegram from the Whitehead office. Seldes said ‘Is it a speaking part?’ and not ‘Is it a stinky part?’

Hilarious. Thank you, Ms. Reid, for sharing.

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