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
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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 £8.80You save £2.19 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

Chekhov: Shorts
Chekhov: Four Plays
Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre version)
The Bear
The Proposal
Ivanov
The Cherry Orchard
Three Sisters
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
The Cherry Orchard
Three Sisters (National Theatre version)
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
The Wedding
The Cherry Orchard
Seagull
A Tragic Figure
The Seagull
Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
Uncle Vanya
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Swansong
On the Evils of Tobacco
Three Sisters

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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