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    New Year's Resolutions

    So this is the real new millennium. To celebrate, I asked a random group of West Coast actors to come up with a New Year's resolution or wish related to their acting. Here are their responses, ranging from the personal to the political. Maybe some of them will inspire ...

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    Anti-TSI

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    Back Stage welcomes letters on performing arts issues. All letters should include the writer's address and phone number, are subject to editing, and must be limited to 250

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    David Morse Embracing the Dark

    When David Morse first read the script for Lars Von Trier's musical feature Dancer in the Dark, the actor could not imagine himself as the character Von Trier had him in mind for. Though Morse definitely has played his share of problematic characters—such as John Booth, a paroled ...

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    Back Stage welcomes letters on performing arts issues. Each letter should include the writer's address and phone number, is subject to editing, and must be limited to 250

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    The Character and I

    Recently, when I was interviewing Royal Shakespeare Company actor Monica Dolan, she made a curious comment. "One of my directors taught me something very important," she said, "to always say 'she' when talking about the character. I find it useful. When you start doing what you would do in a ...

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    Life As a

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    Taking Control

    Welcome to the Actor's Finance Workshop. For the next eight weeks, this column will explore the basics of personal finance.

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    Slamming Elia

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    Warm in the Winter Years

    You've worked so hard, you've had a good life, you are ready to relax a bit and enjoy yourself. But wait! You have nothing to retire on. You've not had a plan in place.