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Created in 1999, Simply Streep is your premiere online resource on Meryl Streep's extensive work on film, television and the theatre - a career that is unmatched in modern film and that has won her numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards, and the praise to be one of the world's greatest working actresses. At Simply Streep, we have built an extensive collection to discover Miss Streep's work through an archive of press articles, pictures and videos, alongside information on the charities and causes she supports. There is much to discover, so enjoy your stay.
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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.