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This 'Vanya' is a teachable moment - for how to stage a classic play today

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Alice Cannon, seated left, as Marya, Yvonne Woods as Sonya and Jay O. Sanders as the title character in "Uncle Vanya" at Hunter College in Manhattan In "Stage Blood," his 2013 memoir about his years at London's National Theatre, Tony-winning director Michael Blakemore, director of "Noises Off," among other stage successes, described the absolutely essential goal in the rehearsal room when a great play is being freshly tackled. "Every word that is uttered, every action the play requires, has to be particularized through the personality of the individual performing it," he wrote.

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