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    Less Is More: Three Authors on the One-Act Play Form

    Although the Greeks seems to have started it all with the classic model of a five-act play, the one-act has had a prominent role in theatre history. Practitioners of the form range from Molire and Calder—n to Ibsen, Chekhov, Yeats, and Shaw; to O'Neill, O'Casey, and Pirandello ...

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    RANDOM SIGHTINGS

    A Grand Month for

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    FREE FOR ALL EVENTS 'ROUND TOWN THIS WEEK

    Throughout the summer, Back Stage will be listing events around New York that are free and open to the public. What follows is a partial listing of events in the five boroughs for the week of July 29-August 4. We would love to hear about other freebies, although we are ...

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    AFTRA Dues Ballot Due July 6

    Members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have until July 6 to return ballots on the proposed new uniform national dues

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    "CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD"

    Art McDermott (dir.) is accepting submissions for Children of a Lesser God. Prod. Patti Strickland. Performances run Aug. 3-Sept. 9 at the Elite Theatre Company. There is no pay.

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    Bit Parts - Kissel Off

    Legendary newsman and novelist Pete Hamill may not have been editor of The Daily News long enough to see his first Christmas (he resigned Sept. 4), but he was boss sufficiently long to replace long-standing chief theatre critic Howard Kissel with Fintan O'Toole, a former culture and political writer ...

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    Corrections

    Oops! In our "Where to Study" listing last week (Sept. 12, p. 54), Deborah Kym's phone number was incorrectly listed. She can be reached at (212)