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The Diary of Anne Frank

by Mary Huelsbeck While in Amsterdam last week for the Orphans Symposium, I had the chance to visit the Anne Frank House and Museum. Words cannot really describe the experience of visiting the house and seeing firsthand where Anne, her family, and four others hid from the Nazis during World War II.

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Jean Rosenthal – First Lady of Lighting

“I like to think of myself as some of the Scotch tape that holds things together – I’m very handy to have around.  But all that actors really need is a bare stage.  Lighting is just one of the luxuries of the theater.” – Jean Rosenthal

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Edna Ferber Goes to War

Edna Ferber was a prolific writer, by any measure. She wrote numerous best-selling novels, including Show Boat, Giant, and Cimmaron. Most of her plays were Broadway hits, including Stage Door, Dinner at Eight, and The Royal Family. She even worked on the screen adaptations of both. She was a member of the Algonquin Round Circle, and especially between the 1920s…

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