Douglas Campbell was a classical actor well known in England, Stratford Canada, and at the Guthrie Theatre. An actor of generous proportions, our director for HEARTBREAK HOUSE was anxious to reduce the girth for Captain Shotover. I was the messenger. A diet? Exercise? A corset? Douglas raged. Instead I piled on layers of wool sweaters, wool sailor’s trousers, P-coats, blanket … a commanding presence! all with his approval. Will the real Douglas please stand up?
l-r: Paxton Whitehead, Jerome Dempsey, Fionnula Flanagan, and Douglas Campbell