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    The Festivals: Stratford and Shaw

    Though they're not geographically in Toronto, the Stratford and Shaw festivals are an important part of Toronto theatre life. Operating from April through November, the festivals--each a few hours' drive from Downtown--amount to our classical rep companies.

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    One Critic's Perspective On the State of the Art

    Writer-critic-teacher Margo Jefferson sees one role of a critic as being a consumer guide. "We are having a conversation with our audience. We're connecting a theatre experience to a person's own experience. We need to remind them how interesting it is to think and feel about theatre." She ...

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    Mid-Coast CUES - Buck Stops Here

    Valerie Harper's extensive training in dance and in the theatre game techniques of Viola Spolin/Paul Sills is apparent in the supple "plastique" she brings to The Dragon and the Pearl, Marty Martin's biographical play about Pearl S. Buck. In the one-woman show on the mainstage of the ...

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    Downtown Arts Festival Flies

    You want theatre? Dance? Music? You want poetry and fiction? Film and video? Digital media? Then hop to downtown N.Y.C. from Sept. 11 through 21 where you can catch more than 350 performances, exhibitions, and special presentations at the Downtown Arts Festival

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR

    Emotional Makeup"In the 1950s, especially in Britian, people did not talk about their feelings," said English actress Julie Walters during a recent discussion of her darkly comic work in the film Intimate

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    NEW YORK NOTES: Ladies' Nights - Off-Broadway is currently host to a number of strong performances by members of the fairer sex.

    Several larger-than-life ladies are currently holding forth Off-Broadway-Marian Seldes as the English stage star Mrs. Patrick Campbell in Dear Liar at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Twiggy as musical comedy legend Gertrude Lawrence in If Love Were All at the Lucille Lortel, Priscilla Lopez as the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in ...

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    "HAPPY ENDINGS"

    Chris Fernando (dir.) is accepting submissions for Happy Endings, a sync-sound 16mm short about a writer trying to finish a story. Three-week shoot starts Feb. 24. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    PACIFIC CHORALE SEASON

    The Pacific Chorale will hold auditions for singers for its upcoming season. Prod. Rob Istad, dir. John Alexander. There is pay. Bring an aria or art song in any language that shows off voice. Sight reading will be tested. Auditions will be held by appt. only Sat., Mar. 3, 10 ...