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<P>Because Chekhov's plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time — versions that have been staged throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain — are Chekhov's four essential masterpieces for the theater: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard.</P><p>Translated, with an introduction and notes, by Michael Henry Heim.</p>

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Includes such plays as "The Seagull" and "Three Sisters," with universal themes of humor and the general lifelong struggles experienced by the middle class.

Synopsis:

Because Chekhov’s plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time—versions that have been staged throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain—are Chekhov’s four essential masterpieces for the theater.

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About the Author

Michael Henry Heim is professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. His previous translations include Anton Chekhov’s Life and Thought: Selected Letters and Commentary(with Simon Karlinsky); The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera; and My Century, by Günter Grass. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of Contents

Biographical Note

Introduction by Michael Henry Heim

An Actor’s Guide to Russian Names and their Pronunciation

The Seagull

Uncle Vanya

Three Sisters

The Cherry Orchard

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588362667
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Translator:
Heim, Michael Henry
Translator:
Heim, Michael
Introduction:
Heim, Michael Henry
Author:
Anton Chekhov
Author:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Subject:
Continental European
Subject:
Drama-Continental European
Subject:
Drama : Continental European
Subject:
Drama : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2003
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
263

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"Synopsis" by , Includes such plays as "The Seagull" and "Three Sisters," with universal themes of humor and the general lifelong struggles experienced by the middle class.
"Synopsis" by , Because Chekhov’s plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time—versions that have been staged throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain—are Chekhov’s four essential masterpieces for the theater.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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