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Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'
Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'

Elaine Stritch didn't originate the role of Claire, the alcoholic loose cannon of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1966 drama "A Delicate Balance." But she did put her corrosively funny stamp on the part in a 1996 Lincoln Center Theatre production, a potent highball of a performance that paved the way for her late-career glory. Stritch's portrayal has been on the minds of theater connoisseurs of late both because of her death earlier this year and because of a new Broadway revival that opens Nov. 20 at the John Golden Theatre starring Glenn Close and John Lithgow. Close, a three-time Tony winner, is playing Agnes, Claire's sister. Claire is the plum...