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    RICHARD BURTON - THE HOLLYWOOD FILM STAR - WAS IN OXFORD TODAY (THURSDAY) REHEARSING IN A PLAY IN WHICH HE IS TO APPEAR WITH AN OXFORD UNIVERSITY THEATRE WORKSHOP CAST.

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    RICHARD BURTON - THE HOLLYWOOD FILM STAR - WAS IN OXFORD TODAY (THURSDAY) REHEARSING IN A PLAY IN WHICH HE IS TO APPEAR WITH AN OXFORD UNIVERSITY THEATRE WORKSHOP CAST. THE PLAY IS CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE'S "DR. FAUSTUS". ALSO APPEARING IN THE PLAY WILL BE ELIZABETH TAYLOR, RICHARD BURTON'S WIFE. SHE HAS THE NON-SPEAKING ROLE OF HELEN OF TROY, BUT HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM A CHILL AND DID NOT ATTEND REHEARSALS TODAY.

    THE UNIVERSITY PRODUCTION OF "DR. FAUSTUS" IS BEING PRODUCED BY PROFESSOR NEVIL COGHILL - WHO TWENTY YEARS AGO COACHED MR. BURTON AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS ACTING CAREER. BOTH RICHARD BURTON AND ELIZABETH TAYLOR ARE OFFERING THEIR SERVICES FREE TO THE SOCIETY.

    RICHARD BURTON SAID THAT HE HAD BEEN WANTING TO PLAY THIS ROLE SINCE HIS OXFORD UNIVERSITY DAYS. BUT, HE ADMITTED, "I KNOW IT NOT AS WELL AS I THOUGHT I DID." HE SAYS HE IS HAVING SOME TROUBLE REMEMBERING ALL HIS LINES.

    RICHARD BURTON TOOK TIME OFF FROM THE REHEARSALS TO JOIN HIS WIFE AT A SMALL HOTEL NEAR OXFORD WHERE THEY DISCUSSED THEIR NEXT FILM WITH ITS ITALIAN PRODUCER, FRANCO ZEFFIRILLI. THE COUPLE ARE PLAYING OPPOSITE ONE ANOTHER IN A PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE'S "TAMING OF THE SHREW" AND FILMING BEGINS ON IT IN ITALY IN MARCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFS0UO4IRQNEY4DDANLFLMSB6
    Media URN:
    VLVADFS0UO4IRQNEY4DDANLFLMSB6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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