Three Sisters

After Chekov

Author: Mustapha Matura

Publisher: N.A



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.

Three Sisters

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624661416

Category: Drama

Page: 136

View: 5255

First published in her Chekhov: Four Plays and Three Jokes, Sharon Marie Carnicke's eye-opening translation of Three Sisters appears in this edition with a new Introduction that expands upon her discussion in Four Plays & Three Jokes of Chekov's innovative dramaturgy--especially as seen in this subtle melodrama turned inside out.

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: 6016

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

Adapting Chekhov

The Text and Its Mutations

Author: J. Douglas Clayton,Yana Meerzon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415509696


Page: 316

View: 6289

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.

Der Kirschgarten


Author: Anton P. Čechov,Vera Bischitzky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423138352


Page: 565

View: 2985

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: 717

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

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: 7094

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

Three Sisters

Author: RashDash

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786824787

Category: Drama

Page: 56

View: 1422

‘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?

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: 5278

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

Anton Chekhov

Author: Rose Whyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136913645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 5589

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: 4568

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 Â?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.

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

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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.

Three Sisters

Author: Tracy Letts,Anton Chekhov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780573705373

Category: Drama

Page: 90

View: 7442

The Prozorov sisters pine for Moscow. Culture and life brim in the city center, while they live among the mundane of a crumbling army garrison after their father's death. Though living with their brother Andrey, nothing keeps them back but their own misfortune, decisions, and the inertia of negativity that continues to follow this family.

La casa en Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783464202975


Page: 120

View: 3126

Todo moreno por todos lados, estamos seguros. Pero en un barrio de otro color nuestras rodillas comienzan a temblar traca traca y subimos las ventanillas de nuestros carros hasta arriba y nuestros ojos miran al frente. Sí. Así es.

Interpreting Chekhov

Author: Geoffrey Borny

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1920942688

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

View: 6954

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.


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

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Alma Classics

ISBN: 9781847496683

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1831

The most widely staged dramatist after Shakespeare, Chekhov left a deep mark both on the development of Russian literature and world theatre, with plays that were remarkable not just for their dialogue but their atmosphere and the tensions expressed between the lines. Collected in this volume are Chekhov's four most celebrated plays – The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard – in a brand-new translation by Hugh Aplin. In these personal stories of unfulfilled love, failed ambition and existential ennui, set against a background of unsettling social and economical change, the reader can appreciate the groundbreaking qualities of Chekhov's theatrical genius.

Chekhov's Plays

An Opening Into Eternity

Author: Richard Gilman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300072563

Category: Drama

Page: 288

View: 9312

Eminent critic Richard Gilman examines each of Chekhov's full-length plays, showing how they relate to each other, to Chekhov's short stories, and to his life. Gilman places the plays in the context of Russian and European drama and the larger culture of the period, and the reasons behind the enduring power of these classic works.

Einsame Menschen

Author: G. Hauptmann

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5884026919

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 2480

Gross und klein


Author: Botho Strauss

Publisher: N.A


Category: German drama

Page: 139

View: 7301