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Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

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New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre.

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An uniterrupted rehersal of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to move props or for refreshments. The lack of costumes, real props and scenery is soon forgotten. Written by Rob Hartill

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19 October 1994 (USA)  »

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42. kadun Vanja-eno  »

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$1,746,050
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One of a handful of American movies directed by French director Louis Malle which signify a place in the film's title. The pictures include Alamo Bay (1985), Atlantic City (1980) and Vanya on 42nd Street (1994). See more »

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Version of Dyadya Vanya (1971) See more »

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Mamet does Chekhov.
26 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Chekhov's Uncle Vanya stripped down to its bare essentials when a group of New York actors rehearse in a decaying theatre with no set dressings or props but just their talent, accompanied by David Mamet's modern adaptation of the play. Off course it may be stagy but you fall under the actors spell and that's what it's all about.


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