I admit, I wasn't expecting to see the visage of Miranda Priestly peer out at me on the front page of the NYT but an article about Meryl Streep should never be passed over for reading :D

That Unmistakable Streepness


FROM the moment it was announced on Feb. 2, Meryl Streep’s 16th Oscar nomination — best performance by an actress in a leading role for “Julie & Julia,” in case your attention has been otherwise occupied — seemed both richly merited and a bit redundant. Of course she would! How could she not?

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Streep, Kline, Lewis, Pendleton, Weller Star in COURAGE IN CONCERT: October 19

by BWW News Desk

The Public Theater, Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori will produce COURAGE IN CONCERT, a one-night-only benefit concert reuniting Kevin Kline, Jenifer Lewis, Austin Pendleton, Meryl Streep and Frederick Weller for an evening of songs from the Public Theater's 2006 Shakespeare in the Park production of Brecht's masterpiece, Mother Courage and Her Children. Translated by Tony Kushner with music by Jeanine Tesori and originally directed by George C. Wolfe, COURAGE IN CONCERT will be performed at the Public Theater on Monday, October 19 at 8:00 PM with all proceeds benefiting American Jewish World Service and Partners In Health. The cast of HAIR along with special guests will complete the evening. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, September 17.

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What happens when I'm reading Slate, doing other stuff, and SlateV tells me about Meryl Streep.

Meryl Streep, Debra Monk and More Set for Reading of A Good Smoke

By Andrew Gans
May 19, 2009

Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will take part in an upcoming by-invitation-only reading of Don Cummings' A Good Smoke.

Hare/Deux Productions will present the June 14 reading at the Public Theater. Show time is 7 PM.

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http://www.sendspace.com/folder/mc2qyl << Meryl Streep: A Life in Pictures << An interview of Meryl Streep (three trailers, one 40 flv) with Mariella Frostrup.
Streep leaves no 'Doubt' with 'tooth and nail' acting

By Mairi Mackay

LONDON, England (CNN) -- If you had to describe one Hollywood actress as "heavyweight" Meryl Streep would be a pretty strong contender for the title.

Over 30 years in the movie business the actress has pulled no punches, receiving an incredible 15 Oscar nominations, and winning twice, for "Sophie's Choice" in 1982 and "Kramer Vs. Kramer" in 1979.

Even so, "Doubt" director John Patrick Shanley says was knocked sideways by Streep's "tooth and nail" performance in his Oscar-nominated drama, "Doubt," describing himself as "quite astonished."

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Streep, Langella, Winslet, Hoffman and More Among Academy Awards Nominees

By Andrew Gans
January 22, 2009

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker announced the nominees for the 81st Academy Awards Jan. 22 at 8:30 AM ET in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Nominees follow:

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So, Youtube in a fit of pique or whatever decided to clean house on a lot of stuff, including some of the promotional material from Miramax for the movie: Doubt. I don't believe in having the material available at one website only to see it deleted on another... and since I'll never remember where the original website is, I've collected everything back together from the Miramax site and loaded it.

Doubt [Folder]

Amy Adams and John Patrick Shanley at the Apple Store [folder]

Charlie Rose (PBS) Interview (mp4) [folder]

Clips (video clips) [folder]

Images (jpg) [folder]

Q&A with Larry Kasdan [folder]

Soundbites [folder]
I am too easily amused by listening through the Fame: The Musical cast recording to have this song pop up:

11 Think of Meryl Streep
Mmm... Meryl talking about Doubt with BWW's Eddie Varley


the flv is... loaded http://www.sendspace.com/file/75o3vu

BWW TV: DOUBT: In Conversation with Meryl Streep

by Eddie Varley

Last month, BroadwayWorld.com's own Eddie Varley flew to Los Angeles to attend the press junket for the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt.

Meryl Streep, who stars in the film as the stern Sister Aloysius, sat down with BroadwayWorld.com to discuss the riveting film, the power of the story and how she came about winning the role.

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Oh! Meryl in both sides of the Actress category :D

"Doubt," "Frost/Nixon" and "Mamma Mia!" Among Golden Globe Nominees

By Andrew Gans
December 11, 2008

Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Banks, Terrence Howard, Rainn Wilson and Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Jorge Camara announced the nominations for The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards Dec. 11 at The Beverly Hilton.

Three films each earned five nominations apiece: "Doubt" and "Frost/Nixon," which are both based on the stage plays of the same name, and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

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December 7, 2008

'Doubt' and Doubts of a Workingman

WHEN John Patrick Shanley steps into a Midtown Manhattan hangout known for its theater clientele, few would guess how much he belonged.

There is little about his sure gait, workingman hands or no-nonsense affect that flicks at the artist within, let alone a playwright, often the more delicately wrought of the species. Only the eyes, weakened by glaucoma but working, suggest anything other than a tough guy from the Bronx. And in that gaze he is constantly calibrating everything around him, seeing a great deal and concluding not much.

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