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2012 in review: Teamwork enlivens the theater world
2012 in review: Teamwork enlivens the theater world

Could the theater artist of 2012 really be … Samuel Beckett? Well, the 1969 Nobel Prize winner had stiff competition this year from Anton Chekhov, dead for more than a hundred years but more alive than ever onstage. Chekhov's early play "Ivanov" received a sensational Bart DeLorenzo production at the Odyssey Theatre in April, and I caught "Uncle Vanya" twice last summer in New York, once at Soho Rep with a cast of offbeat luminaries directed by Sam Gold and once at New York City Center in a Sydney Theatre Company production starring the preternaturally luminous Cate Blanchett. Quarrel as you might with these Chekhov interpretations, I wouldn't have...

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