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Jim Baker

JIM BAKER, Conrad, Mont., makes his first appearance this summer with the Festival's acting company. A senior at the University of Montana, he has appeared there as Macbeth, Falstaff, and Doolittle in My Fair Lady. For the Big Fork Summer Playhouse, he has played Jud Fry in Oklahoma; and has been active in Montana radio and television productions as Willie in Death of a Salesman and Rochester in Jane Eyre.

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JIM BAKER, ('om-ad, Montana (Festival Scholarship) returns to the Festival for his third season. In previous years he has taken the title roles in Macbeth and Volpone. He has also played Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Shepherd in The Winter's Tale, Thurio in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Gratiano in Othello and Edward in Henry VI, Part III. This past year, he has been employed by the Montana Repertory Theatre in Missoula.

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JIM BAKER, Conrad, Mont., is with the Festival for his second season. At the University of Montana he has appeared as Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Macbeth, and Falstaff. He has also played Jud Fry in Oklahoma, Here at the Festival he has appeared as Macbeth, Volpone, and the Old Shepherd in The Winters Tale, In Montana radio and television productions he was Willie in Death of a Salesman and Rochester in Jane Eyre,

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JIM BAKER, Conrad, Montana, joins the Festival for his fourth season and his first as Equity Guest Artist. He has played eleven Festival roles including the title roles in Macbeth and Volpone, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Thurio in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Edward in Henry the Sixth, Part Three and Gra-tiano in Othello. He was most recently with the Festival in 1969 when he played Stephano in The Tempest, Montague in Romeo and Juliet, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night and the Duke of Austria in King John. Mr. Baker was on the teaching staff of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, where he played 13 roles as a Featured Actor. Among his A.C.T. roles were Nick in The Time of Your Life, Stephano in The Tempest, Claudius in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Baudricourt and the English Soldier from Hell in Saint Joan. He also starred in radio and television productions at the University of Montana. Following the season, he will be a Featured Actor at the Mil

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Cast -- Shakespeare Production Credits

  1. Henry IV, Part 1 (1971, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Sir John Falstaff
  2. Much Ado About Nothing (1971, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Dogberry
  3. King John (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Duke of Austria
  4. Romeo and Juliet (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Montague
  5. The Tempest (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Stephano
  6. Twelfth Night (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Sir Toby Belch
  7. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1966, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Bottom
  8. Henry VI, Part 3 (1966, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Edward
  9. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1966, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Thurio
  10. Macbeth (1965, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Macbeth
  11. The Winter's Tale (1965, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Old Shepherd

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