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The Simply Streep Archives has gathered details on all of Meryl Streep's feature films, television, theatre and voice narration, and also features an extensive library of articles, photographs and video clips. You can browse the collection by Ms. Streep's career or through a year-by-year summary.
Chronology: 1971
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In her final year at Vassar, Meryl played Sarah Millwood in „The London Merchant“ and, with the support of Drama director Clinton Atkinson, made her professional debut off-Broadway in „The Playboy of Seville“ at New York‘s Cubiculo Theatre, playing Tisbea opposite Michael Moriarty’s Don Juan. After graduating from Vassar in the spring of 1971, Streep returned to the Upper Valley to be with her boyfriend at the time, who was starting at the Dartmouth Medical School. She lived in Norwich, Vt. for the next year, waited tables at the Hanover Inn and joined the small Vermont theater group Green Mountain Guild, which was founded as a Summer stock repertory, but took its performances into the cold Vermont winter. “We went around to ski resorts and put on Chekhov. You could hear the snoring in the bar and the snowmobiles outside.“ The following summer, Streep applied to the Yale University School of Drama. She received a scholarship to attend and enrolled that fall.