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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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