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    The craft

    In one of my first acting classes, the teacher asked us to hear an imaginary sound. We all furrowed our brows, cocked our heads. "No, don't indicate listening," she said. "Really listen!" This was my first understanding of what indicating—and acting—is really all about. I lived in ...

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    New York's Still Tough

    Although the crime may have diminished greatly, New York City remains brutal in many ways. It can be as difficult to get a break in that town as it is to get an apartment for under $1,000 a month.

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    CLEVELAND, OHIO - The Cleveland Play House International Theatre Exchange recently played host to the Hungarian National Theatre in Miskolc and the American premiere of Hungarian playwright Pƒter M†ller's Gloomy Sunday, June 5-7. In turn, The Play House will visit Miskolc and Budapest in June 1999, to perform Steve ...

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    Our View

    Each year on the morning after the Tony Awards, the titans of the American theatre anxiously await the Nielsen ratings for the telecast, a staple of CBS's programming since 1978.

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    Theatre Befriends Computers

    Time-pressured Designers See a Metamorphosis in the

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    Striking Writers, Studios Eye Informal Talks

    Hollywood's striking writers and the major studios enter this week sharing a single resolve: once more, with feeling.

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    Executive Editor David

    Executive Editor David Sheward

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    What if six male billionaires decided what 300

    What if six male billionaires decided what 300 million people watched on TV, saw in movie theatres, heard on the radio, and read in every major newspaper? What if those six men, including the country's biggest defense contractor, chose which pilots got green-lighted and which actors were cast?

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    mmy newcomer Jaime Pressly, who plays the title

    mmy newcomer Jaime Pressly, who plays the title character's trailer-dwelling bombshell ex-wife on NBC's My Name Is Earl, is a rare combination: an actor with model-quality looks and exceptional comedic chops. After playing the hot babe in a string of cable and direct-to-DVD movies, Pressly hit her comic ...

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    Anyone who believes filmmaker David Lynch is a

    Anyone who believes filmmaker David Lynch is a dark, brooding guy has never seen the way he reacts when a Boston cream doughnut is placed in front of him. "Look at this. Damn! Pies and doughnuts, this is unreal," exclaims a giddy Lynch during Back Stage's interview. To which ...