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    Off the Bookshelf - A Mixed Bag of Books

    When Colleen Dewhurst died of cervical cancer in 1991, her memoir was not yet completed. The task fell to co-author Tom Viola, who has done an impressive job: structuring the work, keeping it flowing, and remaining faithful to her wishes. More striking, in Colleen Dewhurst--Her Autobiography (Scribner, hardcover, 400 pgs ...

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    SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER TRAINING 2000: Design - Creating a Look for the Summer

    In the area of design, summer programs are literally "hands-on." Most internships and apprenticeships in set design, costume design, and lighting design are very practical and focus on technical skills-such as painting, carpentry, sewing, ironing, wig maintenance, or electrical

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    LONDON CALLING

    Are the Lights Fading in Shaftesbury Avenue?

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    BITS & BITES

    "Victor/Victoria"'s Dark

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    Some Answers

    1. First off, any "no experience necessary" ad should be suspect. (Film casting directors sometimes look for untrained young children--but why would any other professional prefer novices to pros for quality work?) Call the Better Business Bureau to check out the agency. (Remember that a clean record may not be ...

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    DANCE DIARY - A Feld by Any Other Name

    No one can ever accuse Eliot Feld of being stuck in one mold. Through 27 years of producing ballets under his own aegis, he has changed the names of his companies more often than a serpent changes its

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    STAGE & SCREEN: Powerful Attraction - David Galligan and Jules Aaron are two Los Angeles directors who refuse to abandon the stage‹or the artisic control it offers.

    While many from New York or Chicago still sniff at the concept that Los Angeles is a theatre town, there is no denying the thousand or so stage plays that open here every year. Of those varied productions, it seems that a healthy percentage of them are under the control ...

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    Eaker Speaks

    Back Stage Editor In Chief Sherry Eaker will discuss the reality of a career in the performing arts on Sat., Jan. 25, from 2-3 pm at Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Place, between Broadway & Lafayette

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    Correction

    In our Oct. 8 lead story on the Screen Actors Guild election, we listed the New York candidates by position. The nominating sources for the 10th national vice president seat were reversed. Avis Boone was nominated by independent petition, and Maureen Donnelly was nominated by SAG's nominating committee.