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    How to Audition the Young (of All Ages)

    Casting is tricky in any film. There is always a certain gut instinct involved. But with children it becomes even trickier.

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    To Be an Actor

    Excerpted from "Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain," by Hal Holbrook.

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    Permission to Laugh Again

    Ten years ago, "Saturday Night Live" gave a grieving America permission to laugh again. Certainly, no sane person could find humor in the horror that was Sept. 11, 2001.

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    From Our Readers

    In response to our Audition Issue (Aug. 18), we heard from actors with their own audition tales. Here are two.

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    A Transition Toolbox

    Whether you are just starting out as an actor, thinking of leaving the business, or changing roles within the business, going through a transition can be complicated and emotionally draining.

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    Back Stage Addresses Audition Questions

    Welcome to our first-ever Audition Issue, which we hope addresses a number of common questions and obstacles that actors have in getting seen for roles.

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    The Destination or the Journey

    Too many people in our culture spend their whole lives being miserable in jobs they hate because everything is about the destination and not the journey.

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    How to Survive a Heatwave

    "I'm from Nebraska, which can get as equally hot and steamy, and I know there are only two ways to escape heat like this," says Unscripted blogger Emily Kinney. "The pool and air-conditioning."

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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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    Why Actors Should Join Twitter

    Social networking has become an important marketing tool for actors in recent years. Read Unscripted blogger Tamara Dhia as she offers solid advice to actors on the benefits of tweeting.