Three Sisters

After Chekov

Author: Mustapha Matura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 63

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Colonial Trinidad 1939. Three sisters endure a mundane but privileged life in the capital, Port of Spain. Living with their simpleton brother and his domeneering wife the women pass the time entertaining and being entertained by the local Volunteer Regiment. They occupy their lives with empty marriages and petty liasons whilst dreaming of returning to their adopted home country Cambridge, England where they spent their cosmopolitan youth. But hopes of emigrating to Britain are soon shattered as the European war escalates into a global conflict, Port of Spain is bombed and the Trinidadian soldiers are called to serve King, country and Empire. One of Chekhov's greatest plays, Three Sisters has been adapted and updated by one of the most prolific and lyrical African-Caribbean playwrights of our time. Mustapha Matura has won numerous awards including the George Devine award and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.

Adapting Chekhov

The Text and Its Mutations

Author: J. Douglas Clayton,Yana Meerzon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415509696

Category: PERFORMING ARTS

Page: 316

View: 8094

This book considers the hundred years of re-writes of Anton Chekhov's work, presenting a wide geographical landscape of Chekhovian influences in drama. The volume examines the elusive quality of Chekhov's dramatic universe as an intricate mechanism, an engine in which his enigmatic characters exist as the dramatic and psychological ciphers we have been de-coding for a century, and continue to do so. Examining the practice and the theory of dramatic adaptation both as intermedial transformation (from page to stage) and as intramedial mutation, from page to page, the book presents adaptation as the emerging genre of drama, theatre, and film. This trend marks the performative and social practices of the new millennium, highlighting our epoch's need to engage with the history of dramatic forms and their evolution. The collection demonstrates that adaptation as the practice of transformation and as a re-thinking of habitual dramatic norms and genre definitions leads to the rejuvenation of existing dramatic and performative standards, pioneering the creation of new traditions and expectations. As the major mode of the storytelling imagination, adaptation can build upon and drive the audience's horizons of expectations in theatre aesthetics. Hence, this volume investigates the original and transformative knowledge that the story of Chekhov's drama in mutations offers to scholars of drama and performance, to students of modern literatures and cultures, and to theatre practitioners worldwide.

Brian Friel: Plays 3

Three Sisters; A Month in the Country; Uncle Vanya; The Yalta Game; The Bear; Afterplay; Performances; The Home Place; Hedda Gabler

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571309879

Category: Drama

Page: 736

View: 8038

This third collection by Brian Friel contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janácek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the dawn of Home Rule. There are three masterful plays based on stories by Chekhov; and Friel's exquisite versions of Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and of Turgenev's A Month in the Country. Performances 'A minor work the way Thomas Mann's Death in Venice or Beckett's Endgame is a minor work. Deceptively brisk and light in tone but taut and gravely pregnant with meaning... for Friel, life creates its own symbolism and poetry, and so it does in this play.' Sunday Times The Home Place 'A rich, allusive, densely layered play, which has echoes of Friel's masterly Translations while reminding one that he has spent much of his recent life adapting and translating Chekhov... Friel hauntingly conveys the pathos of exile and the delusion of ownership.' Guardian Hedda Gabler 'Across the gulf of the 20th century one great playwright is talking to another... neither a simple translation nor, as the official title has it, or a 'new version', but something altogether larger.' The Irish Times

Three Sisters

Author: Anton Chekhov,Benedict Andrews

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436231

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 9939

In a remote Russian town, Olga, Masha and Irina yearn for the adrenaline rush of life in Moscow – but their plans go nowhere. Disaster, deception, meaningless self-sacrifice – in Chekhov’s heartbreaking masterpiece, each new twist of fate sees the sisters’ control over their destiny slip away. In a new version of a well known Chekhov play, by this visionary young director Benedict Andrews, lauded in Berlin and Sydney (including for The Wars of the Roses with Cate Blanchett), returns to the Young Vic after his triumphant The Return of Ulysses in 2011. Renowned German designer Johannes Schütz makes his Young Vic debut.

Three Sisters

Author: RashDash

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786824787

Category: Drama

Page: 56

View: 4870

‘He was philosophising his head off all night.’ How should I make the most of being alive in this moment? How should I try to enjoy life whilst also being a good person who makes space for a better future? What is love and where do I find it? Why do the men in this play have all the lines? Following their sell-out tour of the ‘exhilarating, furious, polyphonous, frustrating, unabashed’ smash-hit Two Man Show (***** The Stage, Time Out, The Independent), RashDash take on Chekhov. A dead, white man. A classic play. What are you expecting?

Anton Chekhov

Author: Rose Whyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136913645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 9544

Anton Chekhov offers a critical introduction to the plays and productions of this major playwright. Rose Whyman provides an insightful assessment of Chekhov's life and work and places his innovative theatrical approach in a modern critical and cultural context.

Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Author: Toby Zinman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140818270X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 1097

Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined spans over a century of great theatre to explore how iconic plays have been adapted and versioned by later writers to reflect or dissect the contemporary zeitgeist. Starting with A Doll's House, Ibsen's much-reprised masterpiece of marital relations from 1879, Toby Zinman explores what made the play so controversial and shocking in its day before tracing how later reimaginings have reworked Ibsen's original. The spine of plays then includes such landmark works as Strindberg's Miss Julie, Oscar Wilde's comic The Importance of Being Earnest, Chekhov's Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, the Rattigan centenary revivals, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, ultimately arriving at Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Taking each modern play as the starting point, Zinman explores the diverse renderings and reworkings by subsequent playwrights and artists –including prominent directors and their controversial productions as well as acknowledging reworkings in film, opera and ballet.Through the course of this groundbreaking study we discover not only how theatrical styles have changed but how society's attitude towards politics, religion, money, gender, sexuality and race have radically altered over the course of the century. In turn Replay reveals how theatre can serve as both a reflection of our times and a provocation to them.

Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters

A Drama in Four Acts

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Jean Claude Van Itallie

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822214519

Category: Drama

Page: 72

View: 5938

THE STORY: Trapped in a provincial Russian town after the death of their father, three sisters lament the passing of better times and long for the excitement of Moscow. One of them has married a local high school teacher; another has become a teach

Three Sisters

Author: Anton Chekhov,Laurence Senelick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338142

Category: Drama

Page: 192

View: 777

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.

Three Sisters

A Version of the Play by Anton Chekhov

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Brian Friel

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822217497

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 92

View: 1376

THE STORY: Olga, Masha and Irina, army daughters, posted in a backwater, long to get to Moscow where, they imagine, their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. They fall in love, try to engage with the local people, remember happier times. It is

Interpreting Chekhov

Author: Geoffrey Borny

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1920942688

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

View: 5174

The author's contention is that Chekhov's plays have often been misinterpreted by scholars and directors, particularly through their failure to adequately balance the comic and tragic elements inherent in these works. Through a close examination of the form and content of Chekhov's dramas, the author shows how deeply pessimistic or overly optimistic interpretations fail to sufficiently account for the rich complexity and ambiguity of these plays. The author suggests that, by accepting that Chekhov's plays are synthetic tragi-comedies which juxtapose potentially tragic sub-texts with essentially comic texts, critics and directors are more likely to produce richer and more deeply satisfying interpretations of these works. Besides being of general interest to any reader interested in understanding Chekhov's work, the book is intended to be of particular interest to students of Drama and Theatre Studies and to potential directors of these subtle plays.

Der Kirschgarten

Dramen

Author: Anton P. Čechov,Vera Bischitzky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423138352

Category:

Page: 565

View: 2037

Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando

Two Renderings for the Stage

Author: Virginia Woolf,Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559366494

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 5837

Adaptations of two classic works through the unique lens of playwright Sarah Ruhl.

Onkel Wanja

Szenen aus dem Landleben in vier Akten

Author: Anton P. Čechov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150087381

Category:

Page: 75

View: 6454

DIE MÖWE

Author: Anton Tschechow

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027210771

Category: Drama

Page: 330

View: 7832

Die Möwe ist ein Drama von Anton Tschechow aus dem Jahre 1895. Tschechows Stück spielt auf dem Land im zaristischen Russland der Jahrhundertwende (19./20. Jahrhundert). In schrecklicher Langeweile öden die Gäste auf einem Landsitz einander an: Sie gehen sich mit kleinen Sticheleien auf die Nerven und machen sich so das Leben zur Hölle. Der Sohn einer Schauspielerin, Konstantin Gavrilovič Treplev, möchte Schriftsteller werden und hat ein kleines Theaterstück geschrieben, welches am Abend auf einer improvisierten Bühne den Gästen vorgespielt werden soll. Die Hauptrolle spielt dabei seine Geliebte und Muse Nina. Treplev leidet jedoch unter der ständigen Nörgelei seiner Mutter, die sein schriftstellerisches Talent und sein ganzes Leben in Frage stellt. Außerdem hat sie einen Freund, Boris Alekseevič Trigorin, der ebenfalls und bereits sehr erfolgreich Schriftsteller ist. Diesen Trigorin führt sie immer wieder an, wenn sie versucht, Treplevs Selbstvertrauen in sich und seine Arbeit zu schwächen. Bei der Aufführung von Treplevs Stück kommt es schließlich zum Eklat, Mutter und Sohn geraten in Streit. Mehr und mehr zeigt sich, dass Nina sich zu Trigorin hingezogen fühlt...

Der fünfte Elefant

Ein Scheibenwelt-Roman

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641060443

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7540

Im Auftrag des Patriziers reist Sam Mumm von der Stadtwache in das geheimnisvolle Land Überwald. Dort erfährt er, dass den Zwergen die uralte Steinsemmel, das Symbol der Königswürde, gestohlen wurde. Er stellt Ermittlungen an und gerät dabei in die verwickelten Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Zwergen, Werwölfen und Vampiren... Im Medium der Scheibenwelt erzählt Pratchett von der Annäherung fremder Nachbarn mit psychologischer Tiefe und satirischer Schärfe

Chekhov for the Stage

The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810110489

Category: Drama

Page: 240

View: 6853

While the influence of Chekhov in modern theater worldwide, and especially in America, has been immense, translations into English have tended to be too literary and have not communicated the full emotional power and precise attention to detail of Chekhov's Russian. Milton Ehre began translating Chekhov's plays to provide professional theaters with performance texts that capture the feel and rhythms of spoken, rather than written, language. Chekhov for the Stage is the first publication of his revised versions of The Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and The Sea Gull. Ehre's sensitive renderings of these classics make this volume the translation of choice for performers and directors, teachers, and the general reading public.

The Moscow Art Theatre Letters

Author: Jean Benedetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135861498

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 4525

Moscow Art Theatre Letters tells the real story of the Moscow Art Theatre, from its origin at the turn of the century through its first forty years. Jean Benedetti presents the historical record first-hand in this collection of the letters of the main protagonists. Many are available in English for the first time--all will come as a revelation to Western readers.

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 1, Realism and Naturalism

Author: J. L. Styan,J. L. (Northwestern University Styan, Illinois)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521296281

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 1227

This 1981 volume begins with the French revolt against naturalism in theatre and then covers the European realist movement.