Three Sisters

After Chekov

Author: Mustapha Matura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 63

View: 9394

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.

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: 2198

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

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624661416

Category: Drama

Page: 136

View: 9501

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.

Adapting Chekhov

The Text and Its Mutations

Author: J. Douglas Clayton,Yana Meerzon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415509696

Category: PERFORMING ARTS

Page: 316

View: 5690

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: 469

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

Der Kirschgarten

Dramen

Author: Anton P. Čechov,Vera Bischitzky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423138352

Category:

Page: 565

View: 3985

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: 2453

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: 7868

‘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 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: 5582

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.

Anton Chekhov

Author: Rose Whyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136913645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 2027

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: 3972

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.

DIE MÖWE

Author: Anton Tschechow

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027210771

Category: Drama

Page: 330

View: 7888

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...

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: 7017

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

Interpreting Chekhov

Author: Geoffrey Borny

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1920942688

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

View: 4158

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.

Three Sisters

Author: Tracy Letts,Anton Chekhov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780573705373

Category: Drama

Page: 90

View: 9771

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.

The Three Sisters

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Constance Garnett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409944140

Category: Drama

Page: 84

View: 5842

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian short story writer and a playwright. His playwriting career produced four classics, while his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: Medicine is my lawful wife, he once said, and literature is my mistress . Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896; but the play was revived to acclaim by Constantin Stanislavski s Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Uncle Vanya and premiered Chekhov s last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a special challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a theatre of mood and a submerged life in the text . His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure.

Three Sisters

Author: Benedict Andrews

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781849435031

Category: Drama

Page: 95

View: 3910

An exciting new version of Chekhov's classic play by a visionary young director and writer.

Chekhov's Plays

An Opening Into Eternity

Author: Richard Gilman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300072563

Category: Drama

Page: 288

View: 2492

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.

The Moscow Art Theatre Letters

Author: Jean Benedetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135861498

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 1725

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.