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The Plays of Anton Chekhov

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These critically hailed translations of The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters and the other Chekhov plays are the only ones in English by a Russian-language scholar who is also a veteran Chekhovian actor.

Without compromising the spirit of the text, Paul Schmidt accurately translates Chekhov's entire theatrical canon, rescuing the humor "lost" in most academic translations while respecting the historical context and original social climate.

Schmidt's translations of Chekhov have been successfully staged all over the U.S. by such theatrical directors as Lee Strasberg, Elizabeth Swados, Peter Sellars and Robert Wilson. Critics have hailed these translations as making Chekhov fully accessible to American audiences. They are also accurate — Schmidt has been described as "the gold standard in Russian-English translation" by Michael Holquist of the Russian department at Yale University.

Synopsis:

English translations of Chekhov's classic plays by a Russian-language scholar who is also a veteran Chekhovian actor. Because of Paul Schmidt's expertise in both the theater and Russia, these translations preserve the social context of Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THREE SISTERS, THE SEAGULL, UNCLE VANYA, and other works, while restoring the vitality and humor that are often lost in academic translations.

About the Author

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in Taganrog, Ukraine in 1860. First published in the eighteen-eighties, he was a celebrated figure in Russia by the time of his death in 1904, but he remained relatively unknown internationally until the years after World War I, when his works were translated into English. His essays, plays, poetry, and short fiction have been translated into countless languages and he is remembered today as a master of the modern short story.Arthur Rimbaud, born in 1854 in Charleville, France, is hailed as the father of Symbolism. His most famous works of poetry include The Drunken Boat and A Season in Hell. He died in 1891.

Paul Schmidt was, in addition to a translator, a playwright, actor, and author of two books of poetry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060928759
Translator:
Schmidt, Paul
Author:
Schmidt, Paul
Author:
Anton Chekhov
Author:
by Anton Chekhov and Paul Schmidt
Author:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Subject:
Chekhov, anton pavlovich, 1860-1904
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.2 in 18.05 oz

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"Synopsis" by , English translations of Chekhov's classic plays by a Russian-language scholar who is also a veteran Chekhovian actor. Because of Paul Schmidt's expertise in both the theater and Russia, these translations preserve the social context of Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THREE SISTERS, THE SEAGULL, UNCLE VANYA, and other works, while restoring the vitality and humor that are often lost in academic translations.

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