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    Kennedy, Guirgis Win Laura Pels Awards

    Playwrights Adrienne Kennedy and Stephen Adly Guirgis won the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation awards for drama on Monday.

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    Franchise Sequels Send DVD Biz Direct to Bank

    With the DVD business no maturing, Hollywood studios are looking to the nontheatrical and direct-to-video arenas to boost the bottom line. Indeed, the latest studio estimates are that only 35% of the DVD business comes from new feature films, putting the onus on home video executives to feed their own ...

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    My Children! My Africa!

    The setting for this taut drama is a small township classroom in South Africa before 1990, when apartheid was in full force.

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    Hitting the Right Note

    Getting Cast in Today's Broadway MusicalsIn this, our annual "Spotlight on Singing and Music," we've devoted our entire staff-written feature to casting notices. Well, almost: They're not quite what you're used to in our regular casting pages, but they may be even better. We've interviewed ...

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    Talking With Uta Hagen

    When Uta Hagen speaks, people listen. And for good reason. She's not only one of the finest actors in the American theatre, but one of the country's leading acting teachers. Her books "Respect for Acting" and "A Challenge for the Actor" have influenced actor training across America.

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    Eleanor Gets the Gold

    Eleanor Gets the Gold

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    ACTING ON FILM : Listen Up!

    Recent film performances show that being successfully reactive is actually more active than being

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    Arts Presenters Meet in NY

    An estimated 2,000 arts presenters from across the globe will converge in New York City, Jan. 9-12 at the New York Hilton and Towers, for workshops, meetings, and business negotiations. The annual event, now in its 42nd year, is hosted by the Washington D.C. based Association of Performing ...

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    Strike Effect Mirrors Class Struggle

    The effects of a possible SAG strike on film production is like a certain kind of tax policy: hell on the middle class but benign and even favorable for the rich and poor.

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    Wind Dancer Commissions Nine More Playwrights

    Wind Dancer Theatre, the New York-based, legitimate theatre arm of a major Hollywood production company, made news in July, 1996 when it commissioned plays from seven noteworthy writers. Now, it has tapped an additional nine playwrights to develop new works: Jane Anderson, Leslie Ayvazian, Michael Henry Brown, Anthony Clarvoe, Charles ...