Full name Alfred Joseph Antoon, Jr.; born December 7, 1944, in Lawrence, MA;died of complications resulting from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), January 22, 1992, in New York. Director. Antoon was associated with the New York Shakespeare Festival during his career, directing contemporary plays as well as modern productions of Shakespeare. Among his more notable works were Broadway productions of Much Ado about Nothing and That Championship Season, for which he won an Antoinette Perry Award for best directorin 1973. He also staged sundry other plays, including A Midsummer Night'sDream, The Taming of the Shrew, The Good Doctor, The Art of Dining, and a1985 revival of South Pacific. He directed numerous well-known performers throughout his career as well, including Sam Waterston, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, and Liza Minnelli.