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SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER (OR LA VIE MATERIELLE) to Play La MaMa, 9/20-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Irina Brook continues her father Peter's tradition at La MaMa with Shakespeare's Sister (or La Vie Materielle), which adapts Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Marguerite Duras' La Vie Materielle. Adapted and directed by the younger Brook, the work is set at a fantasy dinner party, where five women prepare the cuisine while singing, dancing and discussing their place in the world. La MaMa will present the New York Premiere September 20 - October 6 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 East 4th Street). The production will feature a diverse ensemble including OBIE-winner Winsome Brown as Virginia Woolf, novelist and former French Vogue editor Joan Juliet Buck (Julie and Julia) as Maugerite Duras, actress Nicole Ansari ("Deadwood," Broadway and West End productions of Tom Stoppard's Rock and Roll, Theatre du Soleil), concert violin soloist Yibin Li and British singer/songwriter Sadie Jemmett. (more...)

Atkins, Staunton, Marsh Set for Upcoming Almeida Plays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2006

Eileen Atkins, Imelda Staunton and Matthew Marsh will star in two upcoming plays at London's Almeida Theatre (more...)

SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER (OR LA VIE MATERIELLE) Plays La MaMa, Now thru 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Irina Brook continues her father Peter's tradition at La MaMa with Shakespeare's Sister (or La Vie Materielle), which adapts Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Marguerite Duras' La Vie Materielle. Adapted and directed by the younger Brook, the work is set at a fantasy dinner party, where five women prepare the cuisine while singing, dancing and discussing their place in the world. La MaMa will present the New York Premiere today, September 20 - October 6 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 East 4th Street). (more...)

SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER, Puppet Series, A SEASON IN THE CONGO and More Set for La MaMa's Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Two years into its second half-century, La MaMa, under the artistic direction of Mia Yoo, continues the omnivorous work of its founder, the late Ellen Stewart. The institution's fall 2013 season is a mixture of established artists and forms La MaMa has long supported (Lee Breuer, Dario D'Ambrosi, puppetry) and celebrated artists and programs new to La MaMa (Irina Brook, Chiori Miyagawa and Alice Reagan, Pascal Rambert, Maureen Fleming, Dan Fishback and Max Steele, and many others). Show-by-show descriptions are below. (more...)

Georgia Clinton to Star in Amphibian Stage's DEATH TAX, 10/17-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced casting for its final main stage production of the 2013 season, Death Tax by Lucas Hnath. Georgia Clinton, Stormi Demerson, John Forkner, and Laurel Whitsett will star in this dark comedy, running Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, November 10 at Amphibian's theater at 120 S. Main Street. Rene Moreno will direct the production. (more...)

Dame Eileen Atkins DBE Will Receive The Gielgud Award at the UK Theatre Awards 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Dame Eileen Atkins is to receive The Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the UK Theatre Awards 2015. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 18 October at London's historic Guildhall.   (more...)

Coco Fusco-Women&Power in America-Free!
by Beau Higgins - Oct 28, 2006

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Park Square's THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Park Square opens its brand new Andy Boss Thrust Stage next month with Sandra Cisneros' THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET. In a new adaptation by Amy Ludwig, THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET paints a moving portrait of Esperanza Cordero, a 'yellow weed among the city cracks,' who dreams of a better, safer life far from her Chicago barrio. The Chicago Tribune called Cisneros' work '...a cascade of memory...one of the finest books penned about finding, understanding, keeping, leaving and (eventually) returning to your place.' (more...)

Shirley Knight to Teach Shakespeare Workshop Nov. 7 at Producer's Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2009

Shakespeare's Sister Company will present Tony Award-winning actress, SHIRLEY KNIGHT as she works with students on monologues & techniques to use as actors. SHIRLEY KNIGHTS SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP - 'It's Not About the Monologue,' will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 2-5pm at the Producer's Club's Grande Theater. Participants must prepare a Shakespeare verse monologue & each will work with Shirley in front of an audience. Observers are welcome to ask questions at the end of the workshop. (more...)

Magic Theatre to Present EVIE'S WALTZ Starting 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2008

Loretta Greco has chosen Evie's Waltz to make her directorial debut as Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre. Evie's Waltz, written by Carter W. Lewis, marks the second play of Magic Theatre's 2008/09. (more...)

Georgia Clinton Stars in Amphibian Stage's DEATH TAX, Now thru 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Amphibian Stage Productions presents its final main stage production of the 2013 season, Death Tax by Lucas Hnath. Georgia Clinton, Stormi Demerson, John Forkner, and Laurel Whitsett will star in this dark comedy, running tonight, October 17 through Sunday, November 10 at Amphibian's theater at 120 S. Main Street. Rene Moreno will direct the production. (more...)

Park Square to Present THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, Begin. 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Park Square opens its brand new Andy Boss Thrust Stage next month with Sandra Cisneros' THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET. In a new adaptation by Amy Ludwig, THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET paints a moving portrait of Esperanza Cordero, a 'yellow weed among the city cracks,' who dreams of a better, safer life far from her Chicago barrio. The Chicago Tribune called Cisneros' work '...a cascade of memory...one of the finest books penned about finding, understanding, keeping, leaving and (eventually) returning to your place.' (more...)

Magic Theatre to Present EVIE'S WALTZ Starting 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2008

Loretta Greco has chosen Evie's Waltz to make her directorial debut as Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre. Evie's Waltz, written by Carter W. Lewis, marks the second play of Magic Theatre's 2008/09. (more...)

Shirley Knight to Teach Shakespeare Workshop Nov. 7 at Producer's Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2009

Shakespeare's Sister Company will present Tony Award-winning actress, SHIRLEY KNIGHT as she works with students on monologues & techniques to use as actors. SHIRLEY KNIGHTS SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP - 'It's Not About the Monologue,' will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 2-5pm at the Producer's Club's Grande Theater. Participants must prepare a Shakespeare verse monologue & each will work with Shirley in front of an audience. Observers are welcome to ask questions at the end of the workshop. (more...)

Loretta Greco to Direct EVIE'S WALTZ for the Magic Theatre; Performances Begin 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2008

Loretta Greco has chosen Evie's Waltz to make her directorial debut as Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre. Evie's Waltz, written by Carter W. Lewis, marks the second play of Magic Theatre's 2008/09. (more...)

'EVIE'S WALTZ' Has Been Extended To Run Through 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Magic Theatre Company's Evie's Waltz has been extended to run through Dec 21. The play is a provocative look at parenting today's American teen. (more...)

BWW Toronto Review Special: A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN at Campbell House Museum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

A few months ago author/professor David Gilmour rattled and shocked the literary world with his bombastic declaration that he refuses to teach books written by women. The only female writer he was willing to bend his misogynistic rule for? Virginia Woolf. In the weeks that have followed these statements, prestigious highbrow literary awards have been handed to Eleanor Catton, Lynn Coady, and Alice Munro. It is thus with exquisite timing that the Bloomsbury Collective brings to Toronto an exclusive run of A Room of One's Own, a re-enactment and Patrick Garland's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's landmark speech from 1928. (more...)

Magic Theatre's EVIE'S WALTZ Opens 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2008

Loretta Greco has chosen Evie's Waltz to make her directorial debut as Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre. Evie's Waltz, written by Carter W. Lewis, marks the second play of Magic Theatre's 2008/09. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet 'Virginia Woolf' - A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN's Naomi Wright
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 14, 2013

Literary lovers will be delighted to know there's a unique new theatrical event starting this week - a site specific performance piece that examines the life and works of Virginia Woolf. The brainchild of Naomi Wright (who will play Woolf in the production) the show is a fully immersive production that features an all female cast and crew and will take place in Toronto's historic Campbell House. BWW sat down to talk with Wright about how the project evolved over the last decade, the immersive nature of the show, and the challenges of tackling such an iconic and well known literary figure. Set in 1928, the show will feature Woolf delivering her iconic text for the very first time while guests are treated to a reception that includes live music, cash bar and light refreshments. To help create the uniquely hands-on experience, the audience will be encouraged to explore the library, read newspapers from 1928 and peruse Woolf's living quarters to get a better feel for the woman behind the iconic works. (more...)

Photo Flash: Promo Shots for Bloomsbury Collective's A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Bloomsbury Collective is currently presenting A Room of One's Own, an immersive production lead by an all female cast and crew where participants step into Cambridge, 1928, to see Virginia Woolf (Naomi Wright) deliver her iconic text for the very first time. The production runs through Nov. 24, 2013 at The Campbell House Museum. (more...)

A BODY TO DIE(T) FOR, THE ROAD TO QATAR and More Join Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

It's that time of year! More shows have just been announced for Edinburgh Fringe 2013, including A Body to Die(t) For, Cinderella Lives!, The Road to Qatar, The Ghost Hunter, and Ladies and Gentleman, Buonasera! Scroll down for details. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading Presents BROS vs HOS, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Naked Girls Reading NYC presents BROS vs HOS. 'Hairy chests vs hairdos! Chauvinists vs suffragettes! Running with the bulls vs finding A Room of One's Own! Mary Wollestonecraft goes head-to-head with Iron John and Snow White takes on Stanley Kowalski in this literary grudge match for the ages.' (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lantern Theater Company concludes its record-breaking 2016/17 season with the regional premiere of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, an uproarious, razor-sharp exploration of legacy and faith from playwright, former stand-up comedian, and longtime Real Time with Bill Maher writer and executive producer Scott Carter. (more...)

Irina Brook's LA VIE MATERIELLE Set for La MaMa, 3/11-3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2010

LEGACY CONTINUES... La MaMa's Multi-Generational Family of Artists welcomes IRINA BROOK (Daughter of director Peter Brook and actress Natasha Parry) In making her New York Directing Debute in LA VIE MATERIELLE. (more...)

Doubt's Eileen Atkins Featured on 'On Stage' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2006

Doubt's Eileen Atkins will be interviewed on NY-1's 'On Stage' this weekend (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Orlando by Virginia Woolf, directed by School of Drama Professor and CIVIC REP Artistic Director L. Zane Jones. The production runs April 28th - May 7th at the historic Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the University of Washington campus.  (more...)

Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO to Play Stage West, Beg. 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

What happens when a strapping young Englishman suddenly finds he has become a woman? It's an amazing journey, to say the very least, in Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's sweeping and witty Orlando, beginning a 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, April 3. (more...)

BWW Review: HONG KONG BALLET Brings Contemporary Ballets to the Joyce
by Rose Marija - Mar 22, 2016

On March 15, 2016, Hong Kong Ballet opened its debut at the Joyce Theater, NYC. I felt fortunate to be there, from the moment the curtain opened, to see Program A. On the program were three works by three choreographers, from three different countries: China, Spain, and Poland. Artistic Director, Madeleine Onne, one of Sweden's leading ballerinas, leads the Company's artistic team of more than forty dancers of nine different nationalities. (more...)

Irina Brook's LA VIE MATERIELLE Ends Run at La MaMa, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2010

Irina Brook's LA VIE MATERIELLE will end its run at La MaMa on March 21st. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents Joanna McClelland Glass' TRYING, 3/13-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2009-2010 Season with the Central Coast Premiere of a timely drama about a fascinating and enigmatic figure in American history. TRYING, which opens March 13 and runs through April 4th (with low-priced previews March 11 and 12), is a poignant, poetic and powerful story about a relationship between Francis Biddle, Attorney General under Roosevelt and Chief Judge at the Nuremburg trials; and Sarah, a tenacious 25-year-old woman from the Canadian plains, one of a string of secretaries Biddle's wife has hired to help him put his affairs in order at the end of his long an illustrious career. Biddle, 81, is in poor health, proud and cantankerous as he begins to confront his own mortality. Sarah, however, is also headstrong, and from her early life on the prairie has developed a strength and wisdom beyond her years. Despite the difference in ideologies and age, the two forge a friendship. The play is autobiographical in nature and is written by Joanna McClelland Glass, who worked for Biddle in the late 60s. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant and More Close Marguerite Duras Festival, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

Kathleen Chalfant will join a host of other attendees at this year's Marguerite Duras Festival, taking place from February 17th through March 18th. The works of Marguerite Duras, France's well-known author, playwright and film director, will be celebrated during a month-long multidisciplinary festival in New York City. The festival will also feature French actor William Nadylam and a presentation of Duras' Diptych: The Lover and La Musica Deuxieme directed by Astrid Bas. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents Joanna McClelland Glass' TRYING, 3/13-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2010

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2009-2010 Season with the Central Coast Premiere of a timely drama about a fascinating and enigmatic figure in American history. TRYING, which opens March 13 and runs through April 4th (with low-priced previews March 11 and 12), is a poignant, poetic and powerful story about a relationship between Francis Biddle, Attorney General under Roosevelt and Chief Judge at the Nuremburg trials; and Sarah, a tenacious 25-year-old woman from the Canadian plains, one of a string of secretaries Biddle's wife has hired to help him put his affairs in order at the end of his long an illustrious career. Biddle, 81, is in poor health, proud and cantankerous as he begins to confront his own mortality. Sarah, however, is also headstrong, and from her early life on the prairie has developed a strength and wisdom beyond her years. Despite the difference in ideologies and age, the two forge a friendship. The play is autobiographical in nature and is written by Joanna McClelland Glass, who worked for Biddle in the late 60s. (more...)

Irina Brook's LA VIE MATERIELLE Set for La MaMa, 3/11-3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

LEGACY CONTINUES... La MaMa's Multi-Generational Family of Artists welcomes IRINA BROOK (Daughter of director Peter Brook and actress Natasha Parry) In making her New York Directing Debute in LA VIE MATERIELLE. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Sets Summer Performances, Family Programs & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Spend your summer at Flushing Town Hall, which is presenting a fun and dynamic lineup of performances and special events this coming season, providing global arts for a global community in Queens and beyond. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading Presents BROS vs HOS Tonight, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

Naked Girls Reading NYC presents BROS vs HOS. 'Hairy chests vs hairdos! Chauvinists vs suffragettes! Running with the bulls vs finding A Room of One's Own! Mary Wollestonecraft goes head-to-head with Iron John and Snow White takes on Stanley Kowalski in this literary grudge match for the ages.' (more...)

1812 Productions Presents JillineFest in Support of The Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

1812 Productions is pleased to begin its 20th anniversary season with JillineFest, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program. JillineFest is a week-long showcase of original works by female solo artists who are past residents of the Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program. JillineFest will also feature opening and closing cabaret events starring many artists who were both friends and stage-partners of Ms. Ringle. (more...)

A BODY TO DIE(T) FOR, THE ROAD TO QATAR and More Set for Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

It's that time of year! More shows have just been announced for Edinburgh Fringe 2013, including A Body to Die(t) For, Cinderella Lives!, The Road to Qatar, The Ghost Hunter, and Ladies and Gentleman, Buonasera! Scroll down for details. (more...)

Eileen Atkins Appears at Theatre on the Fly, August 1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

Award-winning actress and screenwriter Eileen Atkins will recreate the persona of the most famous British actress of the 19th century to deliver two timeless speeches on Shakespeare's Women at Theatre on the Fly in Chichester. (more...)

Eileen Atkins' Play VITA AND VIRGINIA to Be Adapted to Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Chanya Button will bring Dame Eileen Atkins' play VITA AND VIRGINIA to the big screen. The story follows the romance and friendship of famed authors Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. (more...)

Traci Gaines Writes HOW TO KILL A PLAYER!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

In the same vein as Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own," which was an empowering story meant to inspire women to stand up for their rights, author Traci Gaines' How to Kill a Player! Exposing the Game(published by AuthorHouse) looks to inspire andempower women to stand up for themselves in a relationship. The book discusses cheating in relationships and the effects on both men and women. "This book is for the women that I feel have been stepped on, beaten up, or tortured by men," tells Gaines. (more...)

The French Institute Alliance Française Presents IN THE WORDS OF DURAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2010

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, along with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and in conjunction with Anthology Film Archives and Baryshnikov Arts Center, will bring the works and words of one of France's greatest writers to New York this winter in a four-week series entitled, In the Words of Duras. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant and More to Join Lineup for Marguerite Duras Festival, 2/17-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010

Kathleen Chalfant will join a host of other attendees at this year's Marguerite Duras Festival, taking place from February 17th through March 18th. The works of Marguerite Duras, France's well-known author, playwright and film director, will be celebrated during a month-long multidisciplinary festival in New York City. The festival will also feature French actor William Nadylam and a presentation of Duras' Diptych: The Lover and La Musica Deuxieme directed by Astrid Bas. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon and Theatre Smash's THE UGLY ONE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, in co-production with Theatre Smash, proudly presents the award-winning The Ugly One, a razor sharp satire about image, identity and getting ahead in today's superficial, consumerist culture by Marius von Mayenburg, one of Germany's hottest playwrights. This acclaimed production opens January 14 and runs to February 16, 2014 (with previews from January 8) in Tarragon's Extraspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)

The French Institute Alliance Française Presents IN THE WORDS OF DURAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, along with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and in conjunction with Anthology Film Archives and Baryshnikov Arts Center, will bring the works and words of one of France's greatest writers to New York this winter in a four-week series entitled, In the Words of Duras. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant and More to Join Lineup for Marguerite Duras Festival, 2/17-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2010

Kathleen Chalfant will join a host of other attendees at this year's Marguerite Duras Festival, taking place from February 17th through March 18th. The works of Marguerite Duras, France's well-known author, playwright and film director, will be celebrated during a month-long multidisciplinary festival in New York City. The festival will also feature French actor William Nadylam and a presentation of Duras' Diptych: The Lover and La Musica Deuxieme directed by Astrid Bas. (more...)

The Joyce to Welcome Hong Kong Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud to present one of Asia's premier ballet companies, Hong Kong Ballet, making its Joyce debut with a program featuring works by such esteemed choreographers as National Ballet of China resident choreographer Fei Bo, artistic director of the Polish National Ballet Krzysztof Pastor and world renowned choreographer Nacho Duato. (more...)

'EVIE'S WALTZ' Completes Extended Run 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2008

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Magic Theatre Company's Evie's Waltz extended the run through Dec 21. The play is a provocative look at parenting today's American teen. (more...)

Tarragon & Theatre Smash to Stage THE UGLY ONE, 1/14-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Tarragon Theatre in co-production with Theatre Smash proudly presents the award-winning The Ugly One, a razor sharp satire about image, identity and getting ahead in today's superficial, consumerist culture by Marius von Mayenburg, one of Germany's hottest playwrights. This acclaimed production opens January 14 and runs to February 16, 2014 (with previews from January 8) in Tarragon's Extraspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER, Puppet Series, A SEASON IN THE CONGO and More Set for La MaMa's Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Two years into its second half-century, La MaMa, under the artistic direction of Mia Yoo, continues the omnivorous work of its founder, the late Ellen Stewart. The institution's fall 2013 season is a mixture of established artists and forms La MaMa has long supported (Lee Breuer, Dario D'Ambrosi, puppetry) and celebrated artists and programs new to La MaMa (Irina Brook, Chiori Miyagawa and Alice Reagan, Pascal Rambert, Maureen Fleming, Dan Fishback and Max Steele, and many others). Show-by-show descriptions are below. (more...)

Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO Plays Stage West, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

What happens when a strapping young Englishman suddenly finds he has become a woman? It's an amazing journey, to say the very least, in Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's sweeping and witty Orlando, beginning a 5-week run at Stage West tonight, April 3. (more...)

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