Disney Theatrical Productions

This book is relevant to students in Musical Theatre, History of Musical Theatre, Theatre History, and Arts Management courses, along with general Disney enthusiasts.

Author: Amy S. Osatinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429662744

Category: Music

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Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way is the first work of scholarship to comprehensively examine the history and production practices of Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), the theatrical producing arm of the studio branch of the Walt Disney Corporation. This book uncovers how DTP has forged a new model for producing large-scale musicals on Broadway by functioning as an independent theatrical producer under the umbrella of a large entertainment corporation. Case studies of three productions (The Lion King, Tarzan, and Newsies) demonstrate the flexibility and ingenuity of DTP, and showcase the various production models that the company has employed over the years. Exploring topics such as the history of DTP, its impact on the revitalization of Times Square, and its ability to open up a new audience base for Broadway theatre, this volume examines the impact that DTP has had on American musicals, both domestically and internationally, and how its accomplishments have helped reshape the Broadway landscape. This book is relevant to students in Musical Theatre, History of Musical Theatre, Theatre History, and Arts Management courses, along with general Disney enthusiasts.
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The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen

Covering early 20th century works such as the first full-length feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), to The Lion King - Broadway's highest grossing production in history, and Frozen (2013), this edited collection offers a ...

Author: George Rodosthenous

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474234184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The Disney Musical: Critical Approaches on Stage and Screen is the first critical treatment of the corporation's hugely successful musicals both on screen and on the stage. Its 13 articles open up a new territory in the critical discussion of the Disney mega-musical, its gender, sexual and racial politics, outreach work and impact of stage, film and television adaptations. Covering early 20th century works such as the first full-length feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), to The Lion King - Broadway's highest grossing production in history, and Frozen (2013), this edited collection offers a diverse range of theoretical engagements that will appeal to readers of film and media studies, musical theatre, cultural studies, and theatre and performance. The volume is divided into three sections to provide a contextual analysis of Disney's most famous musicals: · DISNEY MUSICALS: ON FILM · DISNEY ADAPTATIONS: ON STAGE AND BEYOND · DISNEY MUSICALS: GENDER AND RACE The first section employs film theory, semiotics and film music analysis to explore the animated works and their links to the musical theatre genre. The second section addresses various stage versions and considers Disney's outreach activities, cultural value and productions outside the Broadway theatrical arena. The final section focuses on issues of gender and race portraying representations of race, hetero-normativity, masculinity and femininity in Newsies, Frozen, High School Musical, Aladdin and The Jungle Book. The various chapters address these three aspects of the Disney Musical and offer new critical readings of a vast range of important works from the Disney musical cannon including Enchanted, Mary Poppins, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King and versions of musicals for television in the early 1990s and 2000s. The critical readings are detailed, open-minded and come to surprising conclusions about the nature of the Disney Musical and its impact.
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Mary Poppins

Well-known British writer and radio personality Brian Sibley tells Mary Poppins’s story, from her obscure origins in Travers’s Australian childhood and her progress through the series of books Travers began to write in 1934, to her ...

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 0786836571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Two veteran writers collaborate on this fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the journey that took the “practically perfect” nanny from the pages of P. L. Travers’s beloved novels to the stage. Well-known British writer and radio personality Brian Sibley tells Mary Poppins’s story, from her obscure origins in Travers’s Australian childhood and her progress through the series of books Travers began to write in 1934, to her incarnation by Julie Andrews in one of the most successful Disney films of all time, to her long-awaited landing onstage in London’s West End. A long-time friend of Travers and co-writer with her of an unproduced sequel to the film, Sibley offers unique insights into the idiosyncratic author’s complex relationship to her heroine, and the decades-long series of proposals and negotiations that finally resulted in Disney Theatrical Productions joining forces with the Cameron Mackintosh Theatrical Group to realize Travers’s stories as a spectacular work of musical theater. Sibley’s details the entire development process of the show’s script, music, choreography, and design, culminating in a glorious opening night on December 15, 2004 in London’s Prince Edward’s Theatre, as Mary Poppins is met by cheering sold-out houses and critical raves. In the book’s second half, Michael Lassell gives a fascinating backstage account of the show’s transfer to Broadway, including the show’s American casting and important changes to its book, lyrics, and designs, as the creative team strives to “plus” Poppins to perfection.
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Theatre in a Media Culture

DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS Past Present Planned King David (¡997) Mary Poppins (2006) The Little Mermaid Largely New York (¡989) Tarzan (2006) Total ...

Author: Amy Petersen Jensen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608914

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 227

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As the media have increasingly become the lens through which we see the world, media styles have shaped even the fine arts, and contemporary theatre is particularly indebted to mass media’s dramatic influence. In order to stay culturally and financially viable, theatre producers have associated theatrical productions and their promotion with film, television, and the Internet by adopting new theatrical practices that mirror the form and content of mass communication. This work demonstrates how mediatization, or the adoption of the semantics and the contexts of mass media, has changed the way American theatre is produced, performed, and perceived. Early chapters use works like Robert Wilson’s 3D digital opera Monsters of Grace and Thecla Schophorst’s digitally animated Bodymaps to demonstrate the shifting nature of live performance. Critical analysis of the interaction between the live performer and digital technology demonstrates that the use of media technology has challenged and changed traditional notions of dramatic performance. Subsequent discussion sustains the argument that theatre has reconfigured itself to access the economic and cultural power of the media. Final chapters consider the extent to which mediatization undermines theatrical authorship and creativity.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers

1 Michael Eisner, the CEO of the Disney Corporation from 1984 to 2005 sums up the advantages of Disney Theatrical Productions' approach to musical theatre ...

Author: Laura MacDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137433084

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 559

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This handbook is the first to provide a systematic investigation of the various roles of producers in commercial and not-for-profit musical theatre. Featuring fifty-one essays written by international specialists in the field, it offers new insights into the world of musical theatre, its creation and its promotion. Key areas of investigation include the lives and works of producers whose work is part of a US and worldwide musical theatre legacy, as well as the largely critically-neglected role of the musical theatre producer in the making, marketing, and performance of musicals. Also explored are the shifting roles of producers in musical theatre and their popular portrayals, offering a reader-friendly collection for fans, scholars, students, and practitioners of musical theatre alike.
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Tarzan

Author: Peter Royston

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:222272055

Category:

Page: 39

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Broadway An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture 2 volumes

Disney then developed the full musical, which tried out in Houston in 1993 under the auspices of the newly formed Walt Disney Theatrical Productions.

Author: Thomas A. Greenfield

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313342653

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 779

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This is the most comprehensive and insightful reference available on Broadway theater as an American cultural phenomenon and an illuminator of American life. • Comprises nearly 200 entries of landmark productions, important theater artists, and topics that highlight Broadway's powerful impact on American culture • Brings together the work of 65 contributors, including leading academic writers and researchers in theater and popular culture as well as working theater professionals • Presents a timeline of major events, including openings of selected landmark productions and birthdates of selected critical figures • Showcases 80-90 photographs of key figures and scenes from landmark productions • Provides a survey of both print and online resources, including general references, specific studies, and selected biographies • Offers a glossary of selected production and business terms • Includes an index of names, productions, and themes
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Circle in the Square Theatre

What became known as “the Disneyfication” of Broadway gradually took place ... In 1993, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, a division of the Walt Disney ...

Author: Sheila Hickey Garvey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670584

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 404

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Based on years of research as well as interviews conducted with Circle in the Square's major contributing artists, this book records the entire history of this distinguished theatre from its nightclub origins to its current status as a Tony Award-winning Broadway institution. Over the course of seven decades, Circle in the Square theatre profoundly changed ideas of what American theatre could be. Founded by Theodore Mann and Jose Quintero in an abandoned Off-Broadway nightclub just after WWII, it was a catalyst for the Off-Broadway movement. The building had a unique arena-shaped performance space that became Circle in the Square theatre, New York's first Off-Broadway arena stage and currently Broadway's only arena stage. The theatre was precedent-setting in many other regards, including operating as a non-profit, contracting with trade unions, establishing a school, and serving as a home for blacklisted artists. It sparked a resurgence of interest in playwright Eugene O'Neill's canon, and was famous for landmark revivals and American premieres of his plays. The theatre also fostered the careers of such luminaries as Geraldine Page, Colleen Dewhurst, George C. Scott, Jason Robards, James Earl Jones, Cecily Tyson, Dustin Hoffman, Irene Papas, Alan Arkin, Philip Bosco, Al Pacino, Amy Irving, Pamela Payton-Wright, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Christie, John Malkovich, Lynn Redgrave, and Annette Bening.
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Plunkett s Entertainment Media Industry Almanac 2008

It operates Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, distributing films for rental and sale; Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of Broadway musicals; ...

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781593921033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

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The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.
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Stage Money

Disneyworld was $71; a full price orchestra seat at the Minskoff Theatre for Disney's ... As of the end of 2007, Disney Theatrical Productions had thirteen ...

Author: Tim Donahue

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611172232

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Stage Money is a groundbreaking guide to understanding professional theater finances today through the use of the tools and metaphors of the business world at large. This approach results in a comprehensive picture of the economic realities of theater production that is radically different from the assessments typically espoused elsewhere. Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson combine their experiences in the financial and creative aspects of theater production to present in straightforward prose their keen insights into the micro- and macro-economic aspects of the commercial stage. Tangible data, charts, and graphs are counterbalanced with illuminating "intermissions" between chapters and interspersed sidebars throughout to provide specific examples of key concepts, collectively presenting an expansive overview of the contemporary theater business. Stage Money is an unparalleled tool for theater professionals and enthusiasts interested in garnering a better understanding of the business's inner workings at present and its challenges for the future. Among the topics addressed in Stage Money are the risks and returns on Broadway in the early twenty-first century, the financial organization of theater performances today, and comparisons between the business models of commercial theater and not-for-profit theater. In concise language and clear examples, the authors explain where the money comes from and where it goes.
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Performance and the Disney Theme Park Experience

A decade earlier, Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP) President Thomas Schumacher published a children's book aimed at young American readers, ...

Author: Jennifer A. Kokai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030293222

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The Musical

Disney Theatrical Productions 1176. “Disney on Broadway.” http://www.disney.go.com/disneytheatrical/ index.html The official website for Disney Theatrical ...

Author: William Everett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135848071

Category: Music

Page: 336

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The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier? This research guide includes more than 1,400 annotated entries related to the genre as it appears on stage and screen. It includes reference works, monographs, articles, anthologies, and websites related to the musical. Separate sections are devoted to sub-genres (such as operetta and megamusical), non-English language musical genres in the U.S., traditions outside the U.S., individual shows, creators, performers, and performance. The second edition reflects the notable increase in musical theater scholarship since 2000. In addition to printed materials, it includes multimedia and electronic resources.
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Music in American Life An Encyclopedia of the Songs Styles Stars and Stories that Shaped our Culture 4 volumes

The production was loud, gaudy, and in what was becoming a Mackintosh trademark, ... Disney Theatrical Productions (known commonly as Disney Theatricals), ...

Author: Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313393488

Category: Music

Page: 1270

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A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.
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Free and Easy

Walt Disney Theatrical was established in 1993, and began converting the cartoons ... To house these productions, Disney bought and renovated Broadway's ...

Author: Sean Griffin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405194952

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

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Introduction -- Overture: musical traditions before cinema -- You ain't heard nothin' yet: the sound revolution -- Face the music and dance: the depression -- Singing a song of freedom: World War II -- There's beauty everywhere: MGM and the freed unit -- Something's gotta give: the postwar musical -- Bustin' out all over: the rise of the musical blockbuster -- In a minor key: the B musical and beyond -- The sound of money: musicals in the 1960s -- Whistling in the dark: a genre in crisis -- Can't stop the music: musicals and the new Hollywood -- Just like Scheherezade: reviving the musical film genre
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Blue Collar Broadway

production of Show Boat utilized lighting equipment from Winnipeg, Canada, ... was produced and capitalized entirely by Disney Theatrical Productions, ...

Author: Timothy R. White

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812246629

Category: History

Page: 288

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Behind the scenes of New York City's Great White Way, virtuosos of stagecraft have built the scenery, costumes, lights, and other components of theatrical productions for more than a hundred years. But like a good magician who refuses to reveal secrets, they have left few clues about their work. Blue-Collar Broadway recovers the history of those people and the neighborhood in which their undersung labor occurred. Timothy R. White begins his history of the theater industry with the dispersed pre-Broadway era, when components such as costumes, lights, and scenery were built and stored nationwide. Subsequently, the majority of backstage operations and storage were consolidated in New York City during what is now known as the golden age of musical theater. Toward the latter half of the twentieth century, decentralization and deindustrialization brought the emergence of nationally distributed regional theaters and performing arts centers. The resulting collapse of New York's theater craft economy rocked the theater district, leaving abandoned buildings and criminal activity in place of studios and workshops. But new technologies ushered in a new age of tourism and business for the area. The Broadway we know today is a global destination and a glittering showroom for vetted products. Featuring case studies of iconic productions such as Oklahoma! (1943) and Evita (1979), and an exploration of the craftwork of radio, television, and film production around Times Square, Blue-Collar Broadway tells a rich story of the history of craft and industry in American theater nationwide. In addition, White examines the role of theater in urban deindustrialization and in the revival of downtowns throughout the Sunbelt.
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Discovering The Magic Kingdom An Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Guide

ISNEY *N ROADWAY Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, informally known as Disney Theatrical, is the stage play and musical production arm of The Walt Disney ...

Author: Joshua C. Shaffer

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452063133

Category: History

Page: 220

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Never before has there been such a complete unofficial Disneyland guidebook for kids of all ages. Whether you are traveling for the first time or it’s your family’s annual trip, this vacation guide has it all! Discover the many exciting “fun facts” with this one-of-a-kind book, Discovering the Magic Kingdom: An Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Guide. Packed with ways to cut expenses such as planning your trip through AAA, how to plan a Disney birthday or wedding, hidden Mickey locations, a scavenger hunt, history of the parks, ghost stories, how to utilize Fast Passes, over 100 photos and much more, you’ll never leave for Disneyland without it!
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Plunkett s Entertainment Media Industry Almanac 2009

It operates Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, distributing films for rental and sale; Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of Broadway musicals; ...

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781593921309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 562

View: 621

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The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.
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The A to Z of the Broadway Musical

Also known as The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Productions. Disney's first Broadway musical was Beauty and the Beast (1994), through which the ...

Author: William A. Everett

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870444

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 460

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The Broadway musical has greatly influenced American (and world) culture. Such shows as Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun are as 'American as apple pie,' while the long runs of imports like Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les MisZrables have broken records. Broadway has produced such cultural icons as Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner, and Julie Andrews, and composers and lyricists such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many others have had their melodies sung on its stages. Visionaries like George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Susan Stroman have brought productions to life through their innovative direction and choreography. Since the latter part of the 19th century, the Broadway musical has remained one of the most popular genres in entertainment and its history is related in detail in The A to Z of the Broadway Musical. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 900 dictionary entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors, this handy desk reference offers quick information on the many aspects of the Broadway musical.
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The Business of American Theatre

Sleeping Beauty as a Broadway show. ... Disney Theatrical Productions also benefitted from a unique partnership with the State of New York to help both ...

Author: William Grange

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074710

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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The Business of American Theatre is a research guide to the history of producing theatre in the United States. Covering a wide range of subjects, the book explores how traditions of investment, marketing, labor union contracts, advertising, leasing arrangements, ticket scalping, zoning ordinances, royalties, and numerous other financial transactions have influenced the art of theatre for the past three centuries. Yet the book is not a dry reiteration of hits and flops, bankruptcies and bamboozles. Nor does it cover "everything about it that's appealing, everything the traffic will allow" (as Irving Berlin did in the song "There's No Business Like Show Business"). It is instead a highly readable resource for anyone interested in how money, and how much money, is critical to the art and artists of theatre. Many of those artists make appearances in the book: Richard Rodgers and his keen eye for investment, Jacob Shubert and his construction of "the bridge of thighs" for his showgirls at the Winter Garden, the significance of the Disney Souvenir Shop near the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, and the difference between a Broadway show losing millions of dollars or making billions in one night. Consider this book a go-to resource for readers, students, and scholars of the theatre business.
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