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This edition: Performance (Fall 1998)

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 28, 1998.

The panel of performers talk about their training and when they decided to become actors. Power Plays co-stars Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss talk about working together at Northwestern. Both Billy Crudup and Dana Reeve (More To Love: A Big Fat Comedy) pursued Master of Fine Arts degrees in order to teach as well as act. In England, Roger Rees (Nicholas Nickleby) trained primarily by observation. James Naughton (Chicago, Williamstown Theatre Festival) discusses the Blue Light Theatre Company, started by his son Greg Naughton, where Billy Crudup is in Oedipus. The panel also discusses what they've gained from working with brilliant directors, being both director and actor, preparing for auditions, and the moment of epiphany that assured them acting was their only path in life.

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