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    Watanabe: 'Iwo' Role Took Much Research

    Having starred in several TV series and films about samurai, Ken Watanabe understands sacrifice, honor and fierce battles to the death.

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    Seeking Actors Who Use Many Techniques

    For an upcoming spotlight on acting schools, Back Stage is looking to interview actors who employ more than one established technique or a combination of techniques in their process.

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    Actors' Equity Association and the International

    Actors' Equity Association and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees are challenging the outcome of a union election held in Lyndhurst, N.J., in late September. Employees of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, a national company that stages reenactments of knightly battles and other things evocative of the Middle Ages ...

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    Humana Fest Picks 2003 Playwrights

    Five women playwrights and one play created through collaboration were among the writers and works chosen last week for the Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2003 Humana Festival of New American Plays, running March 2-April 13.

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    Not So Ready for Your Close-Up

    A great headshot is a key piece of the working actor's arsenal: Many an actor has booked his or her breakout role by using a headshot to get a casting director's attention. But, all too often, actors make errors that can keep their headshots from doing the job ...

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    Summer in the City

    Making her local cabaret debut in style, Dana Reeve played two nights at Feinstein's at the Regency recently. Her scheduled engagement last November was postponed due to the death of her husband, actor Christopher Reeve. A beautiful, confident lady, she got just about everything right.

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    The following is a list of selected temporary

    The following is a list of selected temporary employment agencies in New York City. Additional information is available on the companies' websites. Some agencies, for example, specialize in certain types of jobs, such as banquet staffing or graphic design. Employees are always expected to honor their commitments and complete all ...

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    Antony and Cleopatra

    "Antony and Cleopatra," presented by Poor Players at Academy of Performing Arts, 4580-B Alvarado Canyon Road, San Diego. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Mar. 11-Apr. 9. $12-15. (619) 255-1401.

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    The Gremlin

    "The Gremlin," presented by and at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Wed. 8 p.m. June 11-July 2. $12. (323) 874-1914.

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    The following is a list of New York–area

    The following is a list of New York–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized alphabetically. Also included is a separate list of career coaches/counselors.