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    THE TROJAN WOMEN

    Perhaps our society no longer understands theatrical beating of breasts and tearing of hair, but there were many weeping in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre Sept. 10, where the Old Globe Theatre's production of Euripides' anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women, nightly brings home the human toll exacted by war.

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    Second Stages' New Theatre Means an Add'l 17,000 sq. ft.

    On July 1, Second Stage Theatre (SST) unveiled plans for a separate, second theatre space that will operate simultaneously with the original SST on Broadway at W. 76 St. SST's second stage will be located on the second floor of the old Manufacturer's Hanover Bank building at 681 ...

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    FOUR COMPANIES TO WATCH ..and the forces behind them

    Theatre MakersEvery six months, Back Stage West/Drama-Logue looks at four noteworthy West Coast theatre companies. Profiled in the past: San Josƒ Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Theatre Company, Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, and Pacific Resident Theatre (1/29/98); Magic Theatre, Celebration Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, and La Jolla Playhouse ...

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    SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMS: Design for Living - Interns take to the shops for stage design and tech.

    If you never got beyond hemming a skirt in home economics class or building a breadbox in shop, you have far to go toward a career in costume or set design. One way to make up for lost time is by taking on a summer internship. You have plenty to ...

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    CastingOuch!

    As a service to protect our readers, this column is dedicated to exposing scams and other questionable incidents that occur at auditions and elsewhere. If you have experienced any suspicious occurrences during the auditioning process, please call the Back Stage West casting line at (323)

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    WINTER/SPRING SPOTLIGHT ON ACTING SCHOOLS & COACHES: Quick Reference Guide

    For your convenience, Back Stage is providing a quick reference chart for the various acting schools and teachers. The six acting school categories below list by name or title in alphabetical

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    AGENTS

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    DANCE DIARY: American Ballet's Dream Program

    A recent American Ballet Theatre program could have been a balletomane's dream: Anton Dolin's "Variations for Four," The "Pas de Deux" from Act I of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan; a world premiere called "Without Words," by Nacho Duato, and Anthony Tudor's Gala

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    FEATURE-LENGTH SCRIPTS

    Juri Koll (prod./dir.) is seeking feature-length scripts, any genre, no horror or sci-fi, with San Francisco as primary location. Three-month shoot starts Jan. 1 in Northern California. Send script by Dec. 1 to 1010 Bush St., #101, San Francisco, CA 94109. For information e-mail artworld1 @yahoo.com.