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Ask Me!: CESD?

QUESTION FROM: Mimi How long does it take to hear back from CESD NYC after interviewing with them? Well, it all depends on how the interview went and if they felt like they could work with you. Generally, they will let you know when they meet you* – it doesn’t serve anyone to keep people […]

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Alan Rickman: An irresistible force

Over the years, the British actor has built an impressive gallery of rogues and romantics. To him, it’s just storytelling — and a love of language. By Patrick Pacheco, Special to the Los Angeles TimesNovember 20, 2011 Reporting from New York —— Alan Rickman is aroused from a heavy-lidded languor recognizable from so many of his […]

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Kenneth Branagh relied on Sir Laurence Olivier’s advice to play great actor

Linda BarnardMovie Writer Actor-director Kenneth Branagh once turned to theatre legend Sir Laurence Olivier for advice when he was a teenager at drama school and struggling with a role. He was surprised when Olivier replied to his letter and simply advised him, “to have a bash and hope for the best.” Today, Branagh feels the […]

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What Aspiring Young Actors Can Learn From Leonardo DiCaprio

With the actor’s latest being in ‘J.Edgar’ directed by Clint Eastwood, he shares how much he prepares for his roles and how this most recent frustrated and fascinated him all at the same time. After two decades of working as a professional actor, he reveals that it is this character that he hated playing the most. ‘Why’ […]

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Bad Teacher!

If you are a teacher (in any field) and you cannot explain what it is you are teaching, you should NOT BE A TEACHER IN THAT SUBJECT. If you don’t understand what it is you are trying to educate others in, or you do understand but lack the ability/desire to communicate it, then you have […]

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