Actresses: Chameleon on a Tartan

"I don't know anything about what is supposed to be 'the real me.' I guess that's why I'm an actress—a chameleon on a tartan." With that translucent self-appraisal, Rosemary Harris avoids direct comment on the fact that most theater people consider her the most talented actress on the U.S. stage today. Besides, she adds, "it's bad form to talk about one's art. I just like to pin mine to a wall and watch it bleed."

She is currently starring as a bedazzling Lady Teazle in Sheridan's The School for Scandal, put on by...

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