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%)

Chekhov on Theatre

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

Paperback £10.99£8.79

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%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

Three Sisters
The Bear
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
On the Evils of Tobacco
Chekhov: Shorts
The Cherry Orchard
Uncle Vanya
Swansong
Ivanov
A Tragic Figure
Chekhov: Four Plays
Three Sisters
Seagull
Uncle Vanya
The Wedding
The Seagull
The Proposal
The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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