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Chekhov on Theatre
Series: ...On Theatre
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781848420755Publication Date:
17 May 2012
Size: 216mm x 138mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 256 pages ISBN: 9781788500104Publication Date:
5 Apr 2018
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Chekhov on Theatre

By Anton Chekhov Compiled by Jutta Hercher and Peter Urban Translated by Stephen Mulrine

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A unique collection of everything that Chekhov wrote about the theatre.

Chekhov started writing about theatre in newspaper articles and in his own letters even before he began writing plays. Later, he wrote in detail about his own plays to his lifelong friend and mentor Alexei Suvorin, his wife and leading actress, Olga Knipper, and to the two directors of the Moscow Art Theatre, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Collected for this volume, these writings reveal Chekhov's instinctive curiosity about the way theatre works – and his concerns about how best to realise his own intentions as a playwright. Often peppery, passionate, even distraught, as he feels his plays misinterpreted or undermined, Chekhov comes over in these pages as a true man of the theatre.

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'Chekhov is an acute observer who could easily have made his way as a director or dramaturg judging by his ability to spot strengths and weaknesses in not only his own writing but that of others. This book builds a strong picture of theatrical life in Moscow and St Petersburg just before and at the turn of the last century, with vast amounts of bitching seemingly a commonplace. It can also serve as a tangential autobiography since, through its pages, it is possible to learn much about its subject's life and work.'

British Theatre Guide
Series: ...On Theatre
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781848420755Publication Date:
17 May 2012
Size: 216mm x 138mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 256 pages ISBN: 9781788500104Publication Date:
5 Apr 2018
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

Seagull
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Nelson)
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Wright)
On the Evils of Tobacco
The Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
Three Sisters
The Seagull
Three Sisters
The Proposal
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov / McPherson)
Swansong
The Bear
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Lynn)
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Chekhov: Four Plays
The Cherry Orchard
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov/Baker)
The Wedding
Chekhov: Shorts
Ivanov
The Cherry Orchard
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
A Tragic Figure

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

The Dance of Death (Drama Classic)
On the Evils of Tobacco
Chekhov: Shorts
The Proposal
Ibsen: Three Plays
The Wild Duck
The Game Of Love And Chance
The Marriage of Figaro
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Drama Classics)
The Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)
Summerfolk
The Servant of Two Masters
The Misanthrope
Ghosts (Drama Classic)
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Ivanov
Chekhov: Four Plays
Swansong
The Government Inspector
The Wedding
Children of the Sun
Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
A Tragic Figure
The Bear
An Enemy of the People
John Gabriel Borkman
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)

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