Anglo-American Notes: At London's National Theatre, John Schlesinger, an Englishman who has had varied success showing his jaundiced view of our society in such films as "Midnight Cowboy" and "Honky-Tonk Freeway," is directing "True West" by Sam Shepard . . . Tom Conti, who won a Tony for his performance in "Whose Life Is It Anyway?," is also in London, directing "The Housekeeper" by Frank Gilroy. Conti directed the play on Broadway, where it was called "Last Licks" . . . Alec McCowen, best known for his one-man performance of "The Gospel According to St. Mark," is stretching himself a bit. In February, he will play the 92-year-old Adolf Hitler in Christopher Hampton's "The Portage to San Cristobal of AH," also in London . . .

Leave No Stones Unturned Dept.: Last week's three-night stand of the Rolling Stones at the Cap Centre generated "more trash than any single concert" in the eight years that rock shows have been presented at the arena, according to Phyllis Hill, operations manager for Maryland Maintenance Service. On a scale of one to 10, compared to other rock groups how messy was it? "12" . . .

A to-the-point review of Placido Domingo and John Denver's new album of contemporary love songs ran recently in Classical Music. The record is called "Perhaps Love." Read the review: "Certainly not."