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Is the 1945 Freeman Actors’ Code Still Valid, or Does It Need an Irreverent Update?

July 7, 2011

A 2009 LA STAGE Times article about a document written in 1945 recently resurfaced on Facebook and made its way through the blogosphere. It centers on a Code of Ethics found among the items in actress Kathleen Freeman’s estate. Freeman wrote the Code when she was 24 years old and establishing one of LA’s first small theater companies.

Its 17 rules cover such topics as respecting props, costumes, curtain calls and entrances and promising to never lose one’s enthusiasm for theater because of disappointments. Read more.

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