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    Baryshnikov meets Chekhov in 'Case'

    Mikhail Baryshnikov is a master of innovation. This week he utilizes his expertise in both dance and drama to make his Shakespeare Theatre Company debut in "Man in a Case." Adapted from two Chekhov stories by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the multimedia production features Misha, as he prefers to be called, and members of their Big Dance Theater.

  • Review: Durang's 'Vanya and Sonia' a zany joy

    In most theaters, the sight of someone pulling out a cellphone and texting during a performance is very much frowned upon. In the world of Christopher Durang, the guy texting is actually onstage interrupting a play he's watching.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Joseph Anton’

    When the British government gave Salman Rushdie its protection following the Iranian fatwa calling for his murder, it required him to adopt a pseudonym. Ever the literary gent, Mr. Rushdie took the first names of his two favorite writers, Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. His protection officers called him Joe.

  • British actor Nicol Williamson dies at age 75

    Nicol Williamson, the British actor best known for his role as the wizard Merlin in the 1981 film "Excalibur," has died of esophageal cancer, his son said Wednesday. He was 75.

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    "'I fear the death of Tolstoy,' Anton Chekhov once observed.

  • FILE - In this March 7, 2010 file photo, Peter Sarsgaard, left, and Maggie Gyllenhaal arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

    Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard to tackle Chekhov again

    Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband, Peter Sarsgaard, will be together again on stage next year in another off-Broadway play by Anton Chekhov.

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