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    THE CRAFT: Mask Appeal - Makeup can free an actor, but you must meet it halfway.

    Laurence Olivier was known for his insistence upon theatrical makeup. These days, the big prosthetic nose he favored for his Shylock wouldn't be acceptable. Nevertheless, the way he fit his makeup to his character-and vice versa-is an important part of the actor's craft. As Uta Hagen wrote in ...

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    Jujamcyn Awards Penumbra Co. $50,000 - Glover, August Wilson Laud St. Paul Black Theatre Company

    The Penumbra Theatre Company of St. Paul, Minn., was awarded the 1999 Jujamcyn Theaters Award Monday night at Tavern on the Green. The 16th annual award, which carries a cash stipend of $50,000, was presented by actor Danny Glover. Playwright August Wilson paid tribute to Penumbra and its founder ...

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    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

    Length need not be a detriment, a fact that Book-It Repertory Theatre has proven repeatedly, in its adaptations of such works as The Cider House Rules (a collaboration with the Seattle Repertory Theatre that ultimately ran about six hours in two parts), and The Awakening (about three hours). Marcus Goodwin ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: It's Alive

    As a general rule, we're all exhorted to have goals. This is perhaps especially true in the entertainment business, where there's no lack of determined individuals with some kind of steadfast career objective in mind. Ask actor Ron Campbell about his goal, however, and he'll reply with ...

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    "Corpus Christi" Rises at MTC Oct. 13

    The Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), braving earlier conservative attacks on Terrence McNally's "Corpus Christi" before anyone has even seen it, plans to open the controversial play on Oct.

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    Agency Update

    Epstein-Wyckoff-Corsa-Ross & Associates is changing its name to EWCR & Associates, in both N.Y.C and L.A., according to Actors' Equity.

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    "BRIEF HISTORY OF WHITE

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    Clinton Signs HR 1151, Keeps Actors in AFCU

    President Clinton has signed H.R. 1151, the Credit Union Membership Access Act. His signature ensures that 3,500 performers can remain members of the Actors Federal Credit Union