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Publisher Comments:

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, in this unique adaptation of one of the great masterpieces of the theater, allows us to see Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" in totally new and surprising ways. As Mamet explains in his introduction, he views the play "as a series of scenes about sexuality and, particularly, frustrated sexuality" rather than about a dying Russia. The result, said 'The Sentinel,' "blows a gust of fresh air into the old play" while the Chicago Sun-Times called it "audacious [and] consistently arresting." "Mamet the adaptor has turned Chekhov's Cherry Orchard into a Mamet play. Mamet's ear is famously impeccable, the dialogue is always authentic and convincing . . . . This is a tribute to its strong point of view and clear point of departure. If nothing else, it will help to undermine our silly critical notions of 'definitive' Chekhov. Mamet has made me rethink the play." - Robert Brustein, 'The New Republic'

Synopsis:

Chekov's great tragicomic eulogy for a passing way of life is superbly adapted to make a powerful and beautifully playable drama. Plays for Performance Series.

About the Author

Contributor Bio: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Chekhov was a playwright and master of the short story. He studied medicine at Moscow, and began to write while a student. His first book of stories in 1886 was successful, and gradually adopted writing as a profession.

Contributor Bio: David Mamet

Mamet is the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Director of numerous Plays and Films.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802130020
Introduction:
Mamet, David
Author:
Mamet, David
Author:
Anton Chekhov
Author:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Author:
Mamet, David
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Chekhov, Anton
Series Volume:
no. 160
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
91
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.75 in 4.5 oz

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