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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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Trudie Styler to star in production of Chekhov's 'The Seagull'

Trudie Styler to star in production of Chekhov's 'The Seagull'

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Actress and producer Trudie Styler is to star in a New York stage production of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," producers announced.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Weaver, Pierce to headline Chekhov mashup

Weaver, Pierce to headline Chekhov mashup

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce are to star in the New York production of Christopher Durang's play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
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Olympia Dukakis to play King Lear

Olympia Dukakis to play King Lear

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Actress Olympia Dukakis is to play King Lear in a New York reading of Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Austin Pendleton to benefit Hero Theatre.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.
By United Press International
Sarsgaard, Thomas set for 'Seagull'

Sarsgaard, Thomas set for 'Seagull'

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Peter Sarsgaard and Kristin Scott Thomas have signed on to star in a new version of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" in New York, the play's representatives said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008.
By United Press International

Vacuum-bomb warning

MOSCOW, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Russia has tested the world's most powerful vacuum bomb on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the horrendous Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 29, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2006 with 336 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2005 with 336 to follow.
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Czechs like fictional man as top citizen

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Czechs are choosing their all-time greatest citizen, real or imaginary, the Prague Post reported Friday. Despite actual heroes like St. Wenceslas and Franz Kafka, the current leader in the popular poll is Jara Cimrman, a fictional character who first appe

Tokyo unveils monument to Anton Chekhov

TOKYO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A monument to Russian playwright Anton Chekhov was unveiled in Tokyo Tuesday to mark the centenary of Chekhov's death, the Novosti news agency reported.
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."

Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896; but the play was revived to acclaim in 1898 by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Uncle Vanya and premiered Chekhov’s last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text."

Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique, later adopted by James Joyce and other modernists, combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure. He made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them.

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