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Blanchett wows theatre critics

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Nov 16, 2010 | 4:00am EST

The Australian actress is co-artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company along with her husband Andrew Upton, and she stars in the group's latest production opposite Hugo Weaving.

The play was previewed to the press last week (ends14Nov10) and Blanchett's performance won her praise from critics who called both stars "exceptional".

Jason Blake of the Sydney Morning Herald writes, "Across the board the performances are exceptional... (Blanchett's) playing of Yelena's contradictory mass of feelings is finely graded and funny... Her farewell scene... is a rom-com mini-masterclass."

John McCallum of The Australian adds, "Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving have a marvellous chemistry as the only two people in the world of this play who can match each other."

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