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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    Playwright Brian Friel has consistently displayed an incisive touch for dialogue and fully formed characters, both of which seemed glaringly absent from the current production of his 1994 work, Molly Sweeney (Jan. 6-Feb. 15), at Coral Gables' New Theatre. Whether it's the fault of the usually very competent trio ...

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    NEW YORK NOTES: Depression Era - Why 1930s' revivals aren't revitalizing the Great White Way.

    The Mar. 14 New York Times reports the most controversial and popular attraction of the London theatre season is The Color of Justice, a searing docudrama about a true-life racially motivated killing and the subsequent mishandling of the investigation by the British authorities. As I was reading the article, I ...

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    THE CRAFT: Moves Well - Your body is your instrument. How many notes can you play?

    Recently I saw the legendary Berliner Ensemble in its production of Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and I was struck by the European actors' consummate skills, particularly their movement skills. Of varying ages and physical types, they were all powerful, flexible, in total control, and deeply connected ...

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    Stephen Robert Scott Forms Agency

    Scott Artist Management, a boutique-like talent agency specializing in actors, singers, and dancers for legit work, recently hung out its shingle at 351 Broadway (10013). Actors' Equity Association franchised the agency on Sept.

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    LA Drama Crix Roll with "Reefer': Equity Waiver Productions Dominate Awards, Big Theatres Snubbed

    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) bestowed seven awards on "Reefer Madness," a small-theatre production of a camp satire on America's war against illegal drugs, at the Circle's 31st annual ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel last week. "Reefer" was cited for the overall excellence of its ...

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    Cabaret's Best Feted At 12th Annual Bistro Awards

    Back Stage honored the outstanding cabaret artists of 1996 at the 12th annual Bistro Awards, presented on March 3 at the Supper Club. The entertainers, chosen by "Bistro Bits" columnists Roy Sander and John Hoglund, were spotlighted in a three-hour ceremony featuring performances by the winners and a special presentation ...

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    Can College Dance Departments Prepare Students for the Future?

    Bill Clinton has certainly been clear about his eagerness to " build a bridge to the 21st Century." His campaign rhetoric this election year revolved around gliding positively into the next century with education leading the way. Nonetheless, Clinton's emphasis on "bridge-building," though an enticing attention-grabber, has not clearly underlined ...

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    Indonesia Releases Noted Playwright, Drained but Active

    The Indonesian government has freed activist playwright Ratna Sarumpaet following a sudden, warp-speed trial which allowed for no defense rebuttal. Considered the country's most noted woman dramatist, Sarumpaet had been jailed for more than two months for anti-government activity. Despite obvious exhaustion, she immediately began public speaking after her ...

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    Women Playwrights Worldwide Support Jailed Indonesian Artist

    In recent days, the international news media has been casting eyes on turmoil in Indonesia. The Asian country--with a population of 210 million--has witnessed riots and calls for the resignation of its 30-year leader, President

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    "Lawyers" in Session at the Emelin

    Kevin Conway and Keir Dullea star in an original new play, "Lawyers," by Henry G. Miller, which opens Thurs., May 28, for a three-week run at the Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY. John Berry is the director. Produced by the Emelin in arrangement with Producer Arthur Cantor, the show will move ...