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    Jane Jenkins on James Earl Jones in 'The Great White Hope'

    In 1969 I saw James Earl Jones in "The Great White Hope" with Jane Alexander. It was one of the last performances before the show closed, and 42 years later I still remember the power of that performance.

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    Jason Alexander on the cast of 'Network'

    I've been part of some amazing ensembles in my career. So I am always more impressed by the work of an ensemble. Ensembles are a special kind of magic.

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    Your Special Skills

    When it comes to submissions, every actor has the same question: Besides having a great headshot, how can I make my package stand out? Well, there are many ways to do this.

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    Kissing Comment, Class Flack

    I've never had to kiss another actor at an audition, even at callbacks. Can you imagine? Four people called back for each role and you end up smooching by proxy with all of them?

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    Serve No Review Before It's Time

    "Gentlemen's agreement" is an archaic term that is nevertheless perfect for describing the unwritten contract between publications and theater producers known as the "review embargo."

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    Hope Jaymes ... Got the Part

    After attending Texas State University for a year, where she studied theater, Hope Jaymes embarked upon the brave journey to Los Angeles, leaving her theatrical roots for a career in film.

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    Casting Directors May be the Gatekeepers, But Agents are the Key Masters

    The entertainment industry is like a private party guarded by the finest security team in the business. If you're not invited, then you ain't getting in. That's why you need an agent.

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    Strip Search

    I am in Las Vegas and really want to get into TV and films. I wonder if I can get involved from here, or do I need to go to Los Angeles?

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    Making a Success of It

    The year is halfway over, and though I have added more experience to my acting résumé, I think the number of rejections we all face is a constant reminder of how stiff competition is in this industry.

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    Keeping in Step With Irish Dance

    This summer is a perfect time to catch up with the world of Irish dance. If you missed the St. Patrick's Day premiere and spring run of the Irish-dance film "Lord of the Dance 3D," you can now see it on DVD.