On September 23, Britain’s The Stage publication asked, “Who is the greatest?”—the actors being considered on a site dedicated to the question, The Greatest Stage Actor, include Ian McKellen, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Vanessa Redgrave, and Mark Rylance (read a full list at http://greatest.thestage.co.uk/ and The Stage article at http://blogs.thestage.co.uk/inthepaper/2010/09/september-23-who-is-the-greatest/index.html). Not a non-Brit in sight, though (yes, Rylance did grow up in Connecticut and Wisconsin).
But America’s got talent, too, right? Do you have an opinion on the greatest stage actor in the U.S., past or present—or even one from Tahiti or Sicily? If you do, write us in the comments–and tell us why–at Stage Voices or at: email@example.com. We’d love to know your thoughts.
Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Patti Lupone?
OK, OK, we’ll pick Marlon Brando to start.
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