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    A Fresh Take (5)

    "September through December is a very busy time in our profession. This is my second full season on NBC's "30 Rock." -- Richard Rella

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    Having the Proper Tools

    Shakespeare famously wrote that, "All the world is a stage..." But ask virtually any actor today, and they'll tell you a big chunk of the world is now actually a sound stage.

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    Tara Henry

    Actor Tara Henry is the first to admit that the best adventures are ones you don't plan. "You know what? I'm just going to go for it," she says. "I'm going to try and see what happens."

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    Into the Words

    In the beginning, there is the playwright. Then there is you. When the playwright and you, the actor, merge, when the playwright's words and your innermost self—your memories and thoughts and feelings—connect, the result is what we call a "character." Script analysis is a useful first step ...

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    Powerful Influences, Decisions, and Memories

    "Sometimes, the most powerful word in an actor's toolbox is the simple word 'no.'"

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    Desperate Acts, Moving Pictures

    Does the Screen Actors Guild realistically expect struggling, out-of-work actors to turn down nonunion work? Times are hard, and SAG isn't making it any easier.

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    'Where's the Watch?! and Other Tales: A Memoir From Seinfeld's Uncle Leo'

    The following is an excerpt from Len Lesser and Tama Ryder's book, "Where's the Watch?! and Other Tales; A Memoir From Seinfeld's Uncle Leo."

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    Tony-Winner Michael McGrath Shares His Favorite Performance

    Michael McGrath, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his performance in "Nice Work If You Can Get It," is still amazed by Len Cariou's performance in "Sweeney Todd."

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    Prep School

    The fall season is about what's far more important for aspiring actors to focus on if the goal of a career on the stage is to be achieved — a solid, well-rounded education.

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    Behind the Screens: TV Series in Development

    With the networks announcing their 2007-2008 TV schedules in two months, one pilot appears to be the first to get a guaranteed time slot for the fall season.