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The Craft

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    Replacing in a Role

    Actors replace other actors in long-running shows in a variety of circumstances, most of them fraught in one way or another. Some actors follow the role's originator, others have to play iconic characters, and still others must tackle particularly difficult parts.

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    Everything Matters

    Speaking with Back Stage, Olympia Dukakis and Marco Barricelli touched on many subjects related to the craft of acting.

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    Technology and Imagination in the Acting Process

    At first it was subtle, a few students expressing their frustration at not being able to come up with a new idea in acting class. Then the dissatisfaction of some became more open.

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    Summer Shakespeare in the City

    Al Pacino will play Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" in a production directed by Daniel Sullivan that will run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater alongside "The Winter's Tale."

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    Taming the Animal That is Auditioning

    Casting director Todd Thaler gives actors tips on how to prepare for auditions, and how to "desensitize" yourself to the process.