Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The CherryOrchard

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160527

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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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.


Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Elisaveta Fen

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140440966

Category: Drama

Page: 453

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Realistic and highly sensitive, Chekhov's plays revolve around a society which is on the brink of a tremendous upheaval. This volume includes five plays: IVANOV, THE SEAGULL, UNCLE VANIA, THREE SISTERS, and THE CHERRY ORCHARD.

Chekhov: The Essential Plays

The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters & The Cherry Orchard

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588362663

Category: Drama

Page: 288

View: 8679

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.

The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141906855

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In the final years of his life, Chekhov had reached the height of his powers as a dramatist, and also produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces. The poignant 'The Lady with the Little Dog' and 'About Love' examine the nature of love outside of marriage - its romantic idealism and the fear of disillusionment. And in stories such as 'Peasants', 'The House with the Mezzanine' and 'My Life' Chekhov paints a vivid picture of the conditions of the poor and of their powerlessness in the face of exploitation and hardship. With the works collected here, Chekhov moved away from the realism of his earlier tales - developing a broader range of characters and subject matter, while forging the spare minimalist style that would inspire such modern short-story writers as Hemingway and Faulkner.

Plays by Anton Chekhov, Second Series

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373265138X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Reproduction of the original: Plays by Anton Chekhov, Second Series by Anton Chekhov


Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472537106

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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This adaptation by David Hare premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London in 1997 starring Ralph Fiennes This is a drama of a Russian landowner's half-farcical, half serious personal crisis as he plummets fast into domestic and philosophical chaos. The central scene concerns a debate between the landowner and the young doctor about honesty. The latter thinks that honesty is to do with blurting out offensive truths, whilst the former insists that no-one can acquire honesty unless they have the self knowledge to examine their own motives. By turns despairing and passionate, this play offers an insight into a robust young writer, exploring themes that were to interest him in his later plays.

Uncle Vanya

Author: David Mamet

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802131515

Category: Drama

Page: 82

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A contemporary adaptation of the classic play which follows a retired professor and his young wife as they return to the country estate left by the professor's deceased first wife

The Major Plays

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101568127

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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Anton Chekhov The Major Plays Ivanov * The Sea Gull * Uncle Vanya * The Three Sisters * The Cherry Orchard “Let the things that happen onstage be just as complex and yet just as simple as they are in life,” Chekhov once declared. “For instance, people are having a meal, just having a meal, but at the same time, their happiness is being created, or their lives are being smashed up.” So it is that his plays express life through subtle construction, everyday dialogue, and an electrically charged atmosphere in which even the most casual words and actions assume great importance in his characters’ lives. This principle sets his plays apart from the rest, steering them clear of melodrama, and draws the audience into the lives of Chekhov’s colorful characters. Because of his adherence to realism, the playwright has been called an “incomparable artist of life.”* “What makes his work great is that it can be felt and understood not only by any Russian but by anybody in the world.”—*Leo Tolstoy With a Foreword by Robert Brustein and an Afterword by Rosamund Bartlett


the major plays

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: Signet Classics

ISBN: 9780451522702

Category: Drama

Page: 380

View: 6942

The 5 plays in this collection include The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, and The Three Sisters.

Three Sisters

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Adelphi Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787245632

Category: Drama

Page: 86

View: 499

Three Sisters was written for the Moscow Art Theatre and was directed by Staniskavski himself on first opening. The play is often included in Chekhov's list of four outstanding plays and part of the classic repertoire of many world theatres.The play follows Chekhovian tradition of subtle character development and humour which often makes it a challenge for both performers and directors.

Forty Stories

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307778533

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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If any writer can be said to have invented the modern short story, it is Anton Chekhov. It is not just that Chekhov democratized this art form; more than that, he changed the thrust of short fiction from relating to revealing. And what marvelous and unbearable things are revealed in these Forty Stories. The abashed happiness of a woman in the presence of the husband who abandoned her years before. The obsequious terror of the official who accidentally sneezes on a general. The poignant astonishment of an aging Don Juan overtaken by love. Spanning the entirety of Chekhov's career and including such masterpieces as "Surgery," "The Huntsman," "Anyuta," "Sleepyhead," "The Lady With the Pet Dog," and "The Bishop," this collection manages to be amusing, dazzling, and supremely moving—often within a single page.

The Complete Short Novels

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1983

In the stories by Anton Chekhov there is no seriousness of the plot, as in Dostoevsky’s novels, but together with simplicity and funny side of everyday life Chekhov’s characters are not less dramatic or deep. However, polished sarcasm is not an obstacle for Chekhov to show his characters in a warm and realistic way. There is no grotesque of Saltikov-Schedrin who turns people into images; we can recognise an ordinary modern man on the pages of Chekhov’s stories.

The Tales of Chekhov

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Constance Black Garnett

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Seagull

Author: Anton Chekhov,Laurence Senelick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338177

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama. His works have long been cherished for their brilliant wit and unusual ability to provide striking insights into the human condition. In these stunning, individually published translations of three of Chekhov's most popular and beloved plays, Laurence Senelick presents a fresh perspective on the master playwright and his groundbreaking dramas. This volume illuminates the timeless trials of art and love and bring Chekhov's memorable characters to life. Each of these three plays showcases the hallmark features of a Chekhov classic: clashing desires, complex family dynamics, the individual's loss of balance and sense of identity in the shifting eruptions of society and a modernizing Russia, and the angst of artistic struggle and ambition. Supplementing each of the plays are an account of Chekhov's life, a note on the translation, introductions to each work, and variant lines - often removed due to government censorship - which illuminate the context in which they were written and shed light on Chekhov's work as a playwright. These editions are the perfect guides to enriching our understanding of this great dramatist or to staging a production.

Confucius to Cummings

An Anthology of Poetry

Author: Ezra Pound,Marcella Spann

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201551

Category: Poetry

Page: 353

View: 9756

Nearly a hundred poets are represented, a number of them in Pound's translations, with emphasis on the Greek, Latin, Chinese, Troubadour, Renaissance, and Elizabethan poets.

Anton Chekhov

A Life

Author: Donald Rayfield

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810117952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 674

View: 2872

Anton Chekhov's life was short, intense, and dominated by battles, both with his dependents and with the tuberculosis that killed him at age forty-four. The traditional image of Chekhov is that of the restrained artist torn between medicine and literature. But Donald Rayfield's biography reveals the life long hidden behind the noble facade. Here is a man capable of both great generosity toward needy peasants and harsh callousness toward lovers and family, a man who craved with equal passion the company of others and the solitude necessary to create his art. Based on information from Chekhov archives throughout Russia, Rayfield's work has been hailed as a groundbreaking examination of the life of a literary master.A new biography of the great author and playwright.

Three Plays

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 187

View: 1932

Presents three plays exploring the human condition by the great twentieth-century Russian playwright.

The Russian Text of Three Plays Uncle Vanya Three Sisters The Cherry Orchard

Author: A. P. Chekhov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521155526

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

View: 2375

The plays of Chekhov are essential reading for anyone with an interest in Russian literature. In this volume, which was originally published in 1946, his three most important plays are reproduced by photo-offset from the Gosizdat Leningrad edition of 1935. Although the plays were available singly at the time, this was the only edition to contain the three Russian texts in one volume. It is a useful book for both libraries and students.

The plays of Anton Tchekov

pref. by Eva Le Gallienne

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 300

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