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From ‘Buffy’ to the Bard

SEATTLE — You’re the star of a long-running TV drama with a grueling production schedule and little free time. Or you’re a key actor in a series of blockbuster comic-book-based films, fresh off shooting the biggest installment yet. A friend calls with a proposition: “Hey, I want you to be in my next movie. It’s 12 days of shooting. At my house. And, oh yeah, it’ll be black and white. And, um, it’s Shakespeare.”

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