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5/5 Chinese writer and film-maker Xiaolu Guo reflects on her personal debt to Chekhov.
4/5 Young short story writer Ruth Thomas explains how she came to love Chekhov's work.
3/5 Andrew Hilton reveals the lesson he learned while directing Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
2/5 Timberlake Wertenbaker on what she has learned from Chekhov in terms of theatre craft.
1/5 Simon Russell Beale on how performing in Chekhov's The Seagull changed his entire career.