Shakespeare scholar Helen Sandison, professor emeritus of English, was the guest of her one-time student, Jacqueline Kennedy, at a dinner in the White House.  After dinner, four scenes from Shakespeare were performed for the guest of honor, Sudanese President Ibrahim Abboud, on a new, permanent stage in the East Ballroom.  The troupe, under the direction of Jack Landau and Lincoln Kirstein, performed scenes from Macbeth, As You Like It, Henry V and Troilus and Cressida.
Also in the audience were British Shakespearean actor Sir Ralph Richardson, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Joseph Pultizer, Jr., Under Secretary of State Chester Bowles, David Rockefeller and Henry Cabot Lodge, former United States representative to the United Nations.  Dr. James G. McManaway, senior staff member of the Folger Shakespeare Library and editor of The Shakespeare Quarterly, noted that President Kennedy now joined his predecessors Lincoln, Jefferson and Adams in his demonstrated love of Shakespeare.     The New York Times