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    Simple Gifts

    Before undertaking a Molière play, it's helpful to know something about the enormously popular 17th century French comic playwright. Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in Paris, son of a successful tradesman, he left his social class for the lowly life of an actor. Acting, writing, directing, and managing his own theatre ...

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    Count on Him

    This year has been very good to Mark Ruffalo. To Ruffalo's delight, he's receiving great feedback from audiences and critics—a number of whom have put him at the tops of their best actors lists for his performance opposite Laura Linney as an estranged loner who reconnects with ...

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    Three for the Road

    As Jim Halpert on the NBC comedy 'The Office', Krasinski has become synonymous with the word affable. But his charm might not seem a match for director Mendes, whose films are known for scratching at the dark underbelly of the seemingly mundane.

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    Happiness Is a Warm Gun

    Scott relished taking on the job of director. He had previously directed for the stage in New York City—an experience that kept him mindful of the need for smart casting choices.

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    High-Flying, Adored

    Jason Reitman has one piece of advice for actors who come in to audition for him: "Don't act." This may sound contradictory, but Reitman is a strong believer in being yourself.

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    Five Emmy Hopefuls Share Their Acting Insight (Video)

    Back Stage gathered actors, representing the best in drama and comedy, to discuss how they booked their roles, their most difficult moments, and what it's like to be nominated for an Emmy.

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    Military Staging

    Director, writer, and classical scholar Bryan Doerries' New York–based company, Theater of War, was tapped by the Pentagon last November to receive $3.7 million in order to visit 50 military sites nationwide.

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    Totally 'Normal'

    Performing opposite each other is nothing new for real-life married couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley.

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    The Postman

    It's been 30 years since Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone shared the stage in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Evita," which won them both Tony Awards.

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    Shades of 'Grey'

    Kevin McKidd has played a time-traveling journalist, a tortured Roman soldier, and a star athlete–turned–heroin addict. But nothing quite compares to his most recent role.