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“Film is art, TV is furniture, theater is life.”

We used to say this seriously when I was studying acting in NY in my twenties. The experience of performing in front of a live audience is singular. When you are young and commit to becoming an actor, it is easy to become obsessive. The fact is that the employment prospects for an actor are smaller than those for a champion Olympic athlete. But the raw pleasure of…