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    Bit Parts -Great Scot!

    The Scottish Play has emerged as the theatre community's Shakespeare of the moment, making the upcoming season one of the most fearless in memory. Enjoy the Zulu Macbeth recently presented as part of the Lincoln Center Festival? Try it in Japanese! "A Man Called Macbeth"--a contemporary yakuza version ...

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    SAG Delays Governance Vote

    The Screen Actors Guild's national plenary board meeting, which was billed as the final showdown for the controversial governance plan, failed to provide any definitive result on the issue.

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    Harper Rejects Offer To Debate

    Happy birthday, Valerie--let's debate. Sincerely, Melissa. SAG presidential candidate Melissa Gilbert challenged rival Valerie Harper on Aug. 22 to a wide-ranging debate, further taking her campaign to the public arena.

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    Stage & Screen Closes the Book... and its Doors

    To what extent there is a loss of audience for plays is debatable, but some publishing insiders weighed in with a gloomy spin when Stage & Screen Book Club recently announced it was closing shop in July.

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    Saluting the Actor's Craft

    After the recent upheavals surrounding this year's Screen Actors Guild presidential rerun election, the Guild's board and its members took a well-deserved break from the political hullabaloo to once again unite in pride of profession and by association in a union that continues to fight to sustain acting ...

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    Crowns

    Regina Taylor's exuberant and wonderfully cast musical play about the African-American female tradition of wearing grandiose hats ultimately shapes up as a well-intentioned but somewhat uneven evening of entertainment.

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    Free Readings

    Starting Tues., Feb. 24, Applause Books will be presenting bi-monthly free readings open to the general public. The readings take place every other Tuesday at 7:30pm. Located at 211 W. 71st St., Applause will offer West Side Repertory Theatre's presentation of Niccolo Machiavelli's comedy "La Mandreagola" on ...

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    <I>Back Stage</I> wants your opinion!

    Union and non-union actors: On April 3, the Screen Actors Guild is mailing ballots to members to vote on the historic franchise agreement with agents. The new deal would give agents a foot in the door for limited investment with ad agencies or independent producers, but not networks, studios or ...

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    TECHNIQUE: We train young actors through an

    TECHNIQUE: We train young actors through an in-depth process and work that encourages emotional freedom, risk-taking and truthfulness in the fields of acting and filmmaking. Summer camps and year-round classes for ages 8-17.

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    Young Artists Set for Classical Showcase

    Some of the artists take the stage shyly, others stride on with purpose, while the judges whisper to each other and take notes.