Her credits at the Ravinia Festival include:
"Viola" in William Shakespeare
's "Twelfth Night" and "Ophelia" in "Hamlet" (1964).
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Dame Eileen Atkins
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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In England, as here, there are always two kinds of audiences: the Royal Shakespeare and the West End. In the last 10 years, audiences have been changed by television. One can tell: people don't concentrate and they expect lighter fare - and I do hate disappointing the audiences. One lady came up to me afterwards here, very complimentary, and then she said 'Well, this is terrible heavy.' And I ...
She was nominated for a 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Honour at the Royal National Theatre: Cottesloe.