The kiss aired one year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned laws banning interracial marriage.
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At the time, Gallup polls showed that fewer than 20% of Americans approved of interracial marriage.
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Living rough to prepare for a role. Abusing fellow actors to provoke an ‘authentic’ response … It’s easy to ridicule the Method but the truth of this approach to acting is far more complex.
Marlee Matlin covers her ears as Gottfried performs during the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in 2011.
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Though it was exceedingly grating, the late comedian was able to perfect a sound that worked in tandem with his brand of humor.
In ‘Minx,’ a young feminist teams up with a pornographer to launch an erotic magazine with male nude centerfolds.
Often described as a sign of progressivism and gender equality, they’re neither.
As an actor and performer, Zelensky built his portfolio of presidential skills long before he knew he was going to undertake that role.
Was the way she spoke another strand of deception in the web of fraud spun by the former Theranos CEO?
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A speech expert wonders what this says about the pressures women in leadership roles feel – and the broader cultural impulse to police the way women speak and sound.
Theatre was one of the worst-hit industries during the height of the pandemic, but the need to adapt may have set an exciting groundwork for the future.
Bob Saget, top left, was affectionately called ‘America’s Dad’ for his role as Danny Tanner in the sitcom ‘Full House.’
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A contrast to the bumbling and immature fathers commonly found on sitcoms, Bob Saget’s character on ‘Full House’ reflected a shift in expectations of fatherhood that began in the late 1970s.
While many actors may aim to fully “become” their character with the use of “method acting” it seems there is a serious misunderstanding of the term and what its founder actually had in mind.
They call her The Wife of Willesden.
Zadie Smith’s first play delivers on what women want.
Nigerian playwright Ola Rotimi on one of his stage sets.
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The renowned playwright saw theatre as a link to the wider community - and ultimately our common humanity.
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This year, with shrinking audiences and pandemic restrictions, there was a bitter irony in the fact women won more Oscars, across new and highly visible categories, than ever before.
Actress Claire Danes playing CIA officer Carrie Mathison, who struggles with mental illness, on the set of ‘Homeland.’
Despite recent social movements that have garnered greater inclusivity in the arts, disabled actors are still waiting for their moment in the spotlight.
The stage is set and the cast members are in their places for impeachment hearings.
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Since its beginnings, theater has been where the public can see what was happening, a venue for transparency and a point of view on real-life scenarios. It defines the American political landscape.
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Detailed analysis of 1,300 movies finds that women actors earn an average of US$1.1m or 25% less than their male colleagues.
Eliza Winstanley, Carte de visite, circa 1860. TCS 19, Houghton Library, Harvard University.
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Eliza Winstanley, who died of diabetes and exhaustion in Sydney in 1882, is largely forgotten. But as a leading artist on Australia’s earliest stages she deserves a prominent place in our theatrical histories.
The Australian arts industry is fraught with extreme financial pressures, a highly casualised workforce and endemic competition.
In our competitive and underfunded arts sector, power relationships are ever present. To address power imbalances, major structural change is needed.
As another actor speaks of pressure to look the ‘right’ way, research reveals that this pressure is prevalent at all levels of the industry.
Amateur hour: a stunning performance by high-school teacher Yalitza Aparicio has earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 2019 Academy Awards.
Director Alfonso Cuarón’s gamble on a non-professional has paid off. But how do amateur actors fare once the end credits have rolled?
The author running a theatre workshop with pupils from Bertrams Junior School.
Theatre, offers an experiential engagement with daily acts of placemaking.