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Plays: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The Cherryorchard (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Anton Chekhov wrote that "narrative is my legal wife and drama a flamboyant, rowdy, impudent, exhausting mistress." At a time when the Russian stage was dominated by farces, formulaic melodramas, and vaudevilles, Chekhov created plays that focused on characters grappling with moral questions. His works baffled his audiences, but his sensitive explorations of love, loss, and time as well as his portrayal of complex characters and ambiguities, revolutionized the theater with an exhilarating new form of drama.

This volume includes new translations, full explanatory notes, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary, as well as an introduction by eminent Chekhov scholar Richard Gilman.

Synopsis:

At a time when the Russian stage was dominated by farces, formulaic melodramas and vaudevilles, Chekhov created plays without heroes and villains, and focused instead on the individual grappling with a moral dilemma. This is a collection of five of his plays.

About the Author

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a physician and writer of short stories and plays.

Peter Carson learned Russian during his time in the Navy and at home from his mother. He has worked for many years in publishing in London.

Richard Gilman is professor emeritus of playwriting and dramatic literature at Yale University's School of Drama. He has been drama critic for Newsweek, Commonweal, and The Nation, and is the author of Chekhov's Plays and The Making of Modern Drama.

Table of Contents

Ivanov - The seagull - Uncle Vanya - Three sisters - The cherry orchard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140447330
Translator:
Carson, Peter
Introduction:
Gilman, Richard
Translator:
Carson, Peter
Introduction by:
Gilman, Richard
Introduction:
Gilman, Richard
Author:
Anton Chekhov
Author:
Gilman, Richard
Author:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Author:
Fen, Elisaveta
Author:
Carson, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
94-260-G
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.82x5.08x.78 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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