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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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