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John Bell
Cate Blanchett returns to the stage in 'Uncle Vanya'

After her raging success in Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," actress Cate Blanchett is tackling another formidable stage classic for her follow-up -- Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," which opened this week at the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia. Bla