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    Michael Chekhov's Technique Facilitates the Search for Inspired Acting

    Now more than ever, the deciding factor in a successful audition or performance is the actor's ability to call upon focused inspiration at a moment's notice.

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    Jacqueline Paige...Got the Part

    "I look at this quite strategically," says Jacqueline Paige in reference to her increasingly well navigated (if not yet extensive) acting career. "I'm excited, but I do realize this is a business."

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    The Secrets of Casting

    Why, if you think you've done a good audition, might you not be chosen? It's so hard to stomach that, when you've put yourself on the line.

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    Such a Deal, Too Weary for Words

    Not that I'll be offered one of these any time soon, but what exactly is a "holding deal"? I've heard that term several times recently in conversations, and I don't want to look like I don't know what it is.

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    Lies From a Workshop

    When I attend a workshop, the routine is usually the same. The evening starts with a group of agents answering questions, and then we watch a series of scenes and monologues.

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    Vivian Kerr...Got the Part

    For actor Vivian Kerr, one casting notice on Back Stage's Facebook page set in motion a series of events that included booking a role, being invited to join a theater company, and earning a 2011 Ovation Award nomination.

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    Anecdotes from Back Stage Staff and Contributors

    "At the risk of sounding like Elaine Paige in the current revival of "Follies," I started working at Back Stage in the early 1980s and I'm still here." - David Sheward, executive editor

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    Readers Share Their 'Back Stage' Stories

    Thanks, Back Stage readers, for your kind words in celebration of our 50th anniversary. We couldn't have come this far without you. Here's to the next 50 years!

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    Dialoguing Down Memory Lane

    Working Actor columnists Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff chat about ink-stained good times gone by.

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    Carolina Bartczak...Got the Part

    Already a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists, the Canadian actors' union, Bartczak set her sights on America and relocated to New York.