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Anton Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama, his works cherished for their brilliant wit and insight into the human condition. In this stunning new translation of one of Chekhov's most popular and beloved plays, Laurence Senelick presents a fresh perspective on the master playwright and his groundbreaking dramas. He brings this timeless trial of art and love to life as memorable characters have clashing desires and lose balance in the shifting eruptions of society and a modernizing Russia. Supplementing the play is an account of Chekhov's life; a note on the translation; an introduction to the work; and variant lines, often removed due to government censorship, which illuminate the context in which they were written. This edition is the perfect guide to enriching our understanding of this great dramatist or to staging a production.

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Though primarily a new translation of Chekov's last play, a tragi- comic study of a once-rich family of landowners, the translation itself and the other included materials make this work much more. Though Chekov himself detested the thought of translating his works out of their native Russian, Senelick (drama and oratory, Tufts U.) shows himself to be a master of both the Russian language and Chekov's intent as a writer, keeping well-placed tools, such as the echoing of language for a specific purpose, in their rightful forms. The text also contains a short biography of Chekov's life, along with a timeline, and a note on the translation. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


"Senelick's accomplishment is astounding."--Library Journal

About the Author

Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 in Taganrog, Russia. He graduated from the University of Moscow in 1884. Chekhov died of tuberculosis in Germany on July 14, 1904, shortly after his marriage to actress Olga Knipper, and was buried in Moscow.Laurence Senelick is the Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University and author of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning The Chekhov Theatre and The Changing Room: Sex, Drag, and the Theatre. He is director of his own translations of Gogol's The Inspector General (1998) and Euripides' The Bakkhai (2001).

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Checkhov, Anton
W. W. Norton & Company
Senelick, Laurence
Senelick, Laurence
Anton Chekhov
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Continental european
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Stage Edition Series
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8.19x5.60x.44 in. .33 lbs.

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