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October 8, 1999 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Langham and Helen Burns, British co-directors of "Uncle Vanya," opening today at UCLA's Geffen Playhouse, did not immediately leap to the defense of Theater with a capital T when asked why a modern-day UCLA student should see an Anton Chekhov play about unrequited love in pre-Revolutionary Russia instead of, say, going to a movie. "Well, you'd have to say what the movie is," Langham replied mildly.
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October 8, 1999 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Langham and Helen Burns, British co-directors of "Uncle Vanya," opening today at UCLA's Geffen Playhouse, did not immediately leap to the defense of Theater with a capital T when asked why a modern-day UCLA student should see an Anton Chekhov play about unrequited love in pre-Revolutionary Russia instead of, say, going to a movie. "Well, you'd have to say what the movie is," Langham replied mildly.
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October 9, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
There's a marvelous photograph of Anton Chekhov reprinted, among other places, on the cover of the "Portable Chekhov" short story collection. It shows him in his late 20s, lounging on his front porch with a dog in one hand and a walking stick in the other. No fuddy-duddy; no pince-nez or Great Russian Writer aura. He looks rakish--sexy, even.
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July 27, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Another night passes in secret-ridden Thornfield Hall, out on the moors. Jane Eyre, a young English governess who has been through a lot, believes her love for Edward Rochester, master of the house, to be unrequited. Despairingly, she sketches a self-portrait and assesses the results as "plain and uneven." Now in its U.S. premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, the musical "Jane Eyre" is a bit better than that.
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October 7, 1999
Robert Foxworth, Megan Follows, Peter Donat and Christina Haag head the cast in the Geffen Playhouse's 100th anniversary production of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," co-directed by Michael Langham and Helen Burns. * "Uncle Vanya," Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 and 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 7 p.m. Also Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Ends Oct. 31. $20 to $42.50. (310) 208-5454.
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January 9, 2007 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
Helen Burns got word Sunday that something seemed fishy at Johnie's Broiler, the iconic roadside 1950s drive-in where she had cruised her green metallic Ford perhaps thousands of times in her youth. It didn't matter that the landmark -- whose soaring neon rooftop sign and midcentury glass-and-stone facade helped spawn a new architectural style called Googie -- had been selling used cars instead of burgers and malts since 2002.
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May 26, 1996 | REBECCA TROUNSON, Times Staff Writer
Beth Burns is not a social worker, but sometimes it's hard to tell. As the founder and guiding spirit of the Saint Joseph Ballet, Burns' main job is to teach dance classes and run the organization, which has served thousands of underprivileged teens.
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September 8, 1987 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced his intention Monday to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, declaring that he gives Americans a chance "to fulfill the best and the highest of an effective and honest democracy" by electing a black to the White House.
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August 16, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Salton Sea is a shallow body of water in deep trouble. Lee Dye Jr., a retired Marine staff sergeant who quotes Emerson and Toynbee and lives with dogs named Dino and Tailgate, knows the Salton Sea is in sorry shape. Yet he remains in his low-ceilinged house just a stone's throw from the seashore. Where else could he find the solitude to spend his days playing the stock market and reading French literature?
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