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Story within a Story 

It is a gloomy wet night, and a crash of thunder propels me into the Starrett-Lehigh Building, a full-block, landmark freight terminal, warehouse, and office building which houses on its third floor the Centre for Social Innovation. Plastered to my shins are my khakis, which feel like onionskin in a dank New York City subway. A stranger …

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Today in History: Monkey Trial Ends 

What is it about the courtroom that lends itself to both theater and education? I note the connections: our foreperson is an actress, on and off Broadway, with a command of audio books; another juror, a TC instructor of English education, specializing in theatrical performance; a third, an acting teacher who conducts workshops throughout the …

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Forget Rosebud, It’s Time To Get Evil! 

Orson Welles is well-known for many things, among them being the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast and the movie "Citizen Kane."  The movie is praised by many, and the AFI lists "Citizen Kane" as the top film of all time on their 100 list. I wonder if these people saw the same …

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Entre les Murs/The Class [videorecording] 

Title: Entre les murs = The class Director: Laurent Cantet Produced by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009 Check It Out: PN1997.2 .C53 2009 DVD From the Production Company: François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighbourhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop …

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