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Actress Glenn Close will speak about acting career

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, 5:30 p.m. McCosh 50

Screen and stage actress Glenn Close will deliver a public lecture titled "Are You Who We Think You Are?" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in McCosh 50. The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Close will discuss the connection between the roles she has played and the audience's perception of her. She also will speak about her training as an actress and the social value of the dramatic arts. The lecture is sponsored by the University Public Lectures Series as part of the J. Edward Farnum Lectures.

Close is an award-winning film, television and theater actress. She has been nominated for Academy Awards for her roles in the films "Dangerous Liaisons," "Fatal Attraction," "The Natural," "The Big Chill" and "The World According to Garp." Her current role in the television series "Damages" has earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe award.

Close also won an Emmy award for the television special "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story," for which she played the lead character and was executive producer. She received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for her role in the television adaptation of "The Lion in Winter." She is the recipient of three Tony awards for "Sunset Boulevard," "The Real Thing" and "Death and the Maiden."

Her work also includes the films "Jagged Edge," "Reversal of Fortune," "101 Dalmatians" and "Hamlet."

Tickets to attend the lecture will be available beginning at noon Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Frist Campus Center ticket office for Princeton University students, faculty and staff, continuing from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays while supplies last. There is a limit of one ticket per TigerCard University ID, and individuals may present up to two IDs when picking up tickets.

Tickets for the general public will be available while supplies last from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Richardson Auditorium box office. The general public may pick up a maximum of two tickets per person.

The event will be simulcast live in McCosh 28 and 46, and no tickets will be required for the simulcast rooms. It also will be broadcast live on Channel 7 to the campus community and archived online on the WebMedia site for later viewing within the next year.

Members of the news media interested in attending the event must e-mail earonson@princeton.edu no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. Please note this event is open to print reporters and photographers only. Media will receive instructions with information about credentials and access to the event after registering to attend.

More information about this event is available online.

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