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    William Esper on Alfred Lunt in 'The Visit'

    Lunt filled his performance with the genuine inner agony that gave birth to his performance. I understood that in acting, no matter how vivid the external form, if it lacks inner content, it ultimately leads to an empty experience.

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    Getting Dropped Part 2: The Five Phases of Grief

    There's a right way and a wrong way to drop an actor. The worst thing an agent can do is send an email. Taking human interaction out of the equation makes getting dropped a hundred times worse.

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    Honing and Honoring

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Strasberg Institute boasts a history that links it to the father of Method acting, Konstantin Stanislavsky, and an impressive list of remarkable alumni.

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    Charles Askegard and Michele Wiles Talk About Their New Ballet Company

    As of this month, New York is home to a brand-new chamber ballet company, Ballet Next. The troupe was founded and is directed by Charles Askegard and Michele Wiles.

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    Pet Peeves Actors Have About Other Actors

    I hate when actors try to pass off old headshots as current. No matter how hard they try, actors can't make an audience forget the lines-on their faces!

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    What Has Teaching Taught You About Acting?

    I have learned from teaching that the more frenzied our lives become in this age of expanding technology, the more the actor needs a safe place to develop his craft.

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    How to Get Out of Sticky Situations

    Avoiding audition sabotage, working with stage blood, digging yourself out of a blown audition, fixing a bad first impression and many more ways to get out of those sticky situations.

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    Father Ponders Fi-Core

    My daughters have only done background work for the past two years. They accumulated waivers, and I was misinformed and told to join the Screen Actors Guild, which I did.

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    Life Coach Justina Vail Wants You to be Happy

    Justina Vail, author of "How to Be a Happy Actor in a Challenging Business," explains the importance to your career of choosing happiness.

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    L.A. B.S.

    So why does everyone lie here? Is it something in the water? Could the Santa Ana winds be at fault? No. It's a survival mechanism.