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August (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  19 April 1996 (USA)
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Chekovs Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquillity of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estates tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »

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Professor Alexander Blathwaite
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Helen Blathwaite
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Sian Blathwaite
Menna Trussler ...
Gwen
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Chekovs Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquillity of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estates tyrannical owner and his American wife. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated PG for bloody images of a mining accident, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
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Ieuan Davies: Scribble, scribble, scribble... Makes you feel sorry for the paper, doesn't it?
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Version of Dyadya Vanya (1971) See more »

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The Maiden's Prayer (La Priere d'une vierge)
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Excellent & True to Chekhov
8 February 2008 | by (Irvine, California) – See all my reviews

This is a lovely, well considered and well paced version of Chekhov's famous play. It is both amusing and sad, really a perfect balance. The title is a little misleading because this is actually UNCLE VANYA, not an adaptation. The characters' names have been altered and a brief mining accident has been added, but it is otherwise nearly a word-for-word translation, well worth watching. Hopkins is a wonderful Vanya (Ieuan), shifting moods rapidly from farce to frenzy. Kate Burton is a fine Yelena (Helen), not surprising because she worked for many years at the Williamstown Festival under Nikos Psacharopoulos, a director renowned for his Chekhov productions.


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