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Looking back at beloved Denver actor Tony Church as his memoir is released

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Tony Church in what was to be his last appearance with the Denver Center Theatre Company, in 2004. But he became too ill and did not take the stage in “The Merchant of Venice.” Photo by Terry Shapiro.

British actor Tony Church was a respected member of the Denver Center Theatre Company and was the first dean of the National Theatre Conservatory. The “consummate man of theatre” died at age 77 on March 25, 2008.

Now his memoir, “A Stage for a Kingdom,” has been published, with an epilogue written by Patrick Stewart, currently starring on Broadway in “Waiting for Godot” and “No Man’s Land” in repertory. “A Stage for a Kingdom” costs $16 and is available as a paperback on Amazon.com (click here).

Video: Page to the Stage highlights: Mike Hartman and Anthony Powell of “Death of a Salesman”

Page to the Stage moderator John Moore talks with director Anthony Powell and actor Mike Hartman of the Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Death of a Salesman,” playing through Oct. 20, 2013, in the Space Theatre.

Their wide-ranging conversation at the LoDo Tattered Cover Book Store included these brief recorded highlights.

Panel: “Death of a Salesman” is the most important American play ever written

Montage from The Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Death of a Salesman, running throuh Oct. 20. Video by Ken Mostek.

By John Moore

The Denver Center Theatre Company opens its 35th season tonight with its first-ever staging of the most important American play ever written according to a survey of theater experts from around the country.

The Denver Post asked 177 playwrights, directors, actors, professors, critics, agents, producers, bloggers students and theatregoers to rank America’s 10 most important plays. Fittingly, America’s most significant work is often described as Greek in scope and tragedy.

Think of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” as a working-class “Oedipus Rex.”

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