Magazine article Stage Directions


Magazine article Stage Directions


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Career Counseling

My high school is having a career day and the guidance counselors want to invite an actor to speak to students. Is there an organization we could contact that provides speakers to talk about the theater profession to students? If not, do you have any suggestions about education programs that would send an actor/speaker to an event such as this career night? Thanks for your help and for the fine, informative magazine that you continue to publish. It has proven quite valuable to me as a high school drama teacher.

Karen DiPasquale Bergenfield High School

Bergenfield, NJ

Try contacting professional regional theaters in your area. Perhaps the theater can send one or several of its actors over to your school to talk about the profession. Good luck!-Editor

A Bewitching Melody

I am producing The Crucible this fall and I need some help in finding music from the period in which it was originally set. Thanks! Cary Shapiro Ankeny High School

Ankeny, Iowa

Music from Puritan New England is a contradiction in terms: The only music that American Puritans could officially tolerate was religious music-specifically, hymns. The best source for this music is America Sings, Volume I:The Founding Years, Music From The Ainsworth And Bay Psalters fax 5080] that contains music from these 17th-century hymnals. It's a two-CD set for $10.98.A different approach would be modern music that suggests the place and period, particularly by interweaving the old hymn tunes. …

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