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Uncle Vanya

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Publisher Comments:

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet's Uncle Vanya is a sparkling restoration of a masterpiece of the modern stage, marked by Mamet's finely tuned ear for dialogue and memorable poetic imagery.

In Uncle Vanya, a retired professor and his beautiful young wife return to the country estate left by his deceased first wife to find themselves overwhelmed by the stagnant inevitability of the rituals of their life and class, and mercilessly taxed by the encroachment of age at the expense of youth. All of the play's characters are plunged into that precarious state where, in Beckett's words, "the boredom of living is replaced by the suffering of being."

Working from a literal translation by Vlada Chernomordik, Mamet, who has also adapted Chekhov's Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard, opens the way for a contemporary audience to establish immediate contact with a classic, infusing the power of Chekhov's play with the potent precision of his own modern voice.

Review:

"An act of deconstruction designed to exhume the living energies of Chekhov’s writing from under the heavy weight of 'masterpiece topsoil.'" Robert Brustein, American Repertory Theatre

Review:

"Simply, plainly wonderful." The Boston Globe

Synopsis:

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s Uncle Vanya is a sparkling restoration of a masterpiece of the modern stage, marked by Mamet’s finely tuned ear for dialogue and memorable poetic imagery.

In "Uncle Vanya," a retired professor and his beautiful young wife return to the country estate left by his deceased first wife to find themselves overwhelmed by the stagnant inevitability of the rituals of their life and class, and mercilessly taxed by the encroachment of age at the expense of youth. All of the play’s characters are plunged into that precarious state where, in Beckett’s words, “the boredom of living is replaced by the suffering of being.”

Synopsis:

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s Uncle Vanya is a sparkling restoration of a masterpiece of the modern stage, marked by Mamet’s finely tuned ear for dialogue and memorable poetic imagery.

In "Uncle Vanya," a retired professor and his beautiful young wife return to the country estate left by his deceased first wife to find themselves overwhelmed by the stagnant inevitability of the rituals of their life and class, and mercilessly taxed by the encroachment of age at the expense of youth. All of the play’s characters are plunged into that precarious state where, in Beckett’s words, “the boredom of living is replaced by the suffering of being.”

About the Author

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) is known both as a playwright and a master of the modern short story. His plays, including The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard, are among the most widely performed in the world. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 44, but didn't achieve American recognition until twenty years after his death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802131515
Translator:
Chernomordik, Vlada
Adapted:
Mamet, David
Translator:
Chernomordik, Vlada
Author:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Author:
Anton Chekhov
Author:
Mamet, David
Adapted by:
Mamet, David
Adapted:
Mamet, David
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic
Subject:
American
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Chekhov, Anton
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 4 oz

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Product details 96 pages Grove Press - English 9780802131515 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An act of deconstruction designed to exhume the living energies of Chekhov’s writing from under the heavy weight of 'masterpiece topsoil.'"
"Review" by , "Simply, plainly wonderful."
"Synopsis" by ,
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s Uncle Vanya is a sparkling restoration of a masterpiece of the modern stage, marked by Mamet’s finely tuned ear for dialogue and memorable poetic imagery.

In "Uncle Vanya," a retired professor and his beautiful young wife return to the country estate left by his deceased first wife to find themselves overwhelmed by the stagnant inevitability of the rituals of their life and class, and mercilessly taxed by the encroachment of age at the expense of youth. All of the play’s characters are plunged into that precarious state where, in Beckett’s words, “the boredom of living is replaced by the suffering of being.”

"Synopsis" by ,
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s Uncle Vanya is a sparkling restoration of a masterpiece of the modern stage, marked by Mamet’s finely tuned ear for dialogue and memorable poetic imagery.

In "Uncle Vanya," a retired professor and his beautiful young wife return to the country estate left by his deceased first wife to find themselves overwhelmed by the stagnant inevitability of the rituals of their life and class, and mercilessly taxed by the encroachment of age at the expense of youth. All of the play’s characters are plunged into that precarious state where, in Beckett’s words, “the boredom of living is replaced by the suffering of being.”

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