Chekhov: Shorts
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848422919Publication Date:
16 Jan 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
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Chekhov: Shorts

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Stephen Mulrine

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This collection features Chekhov's best-known short plays in brand new translations: three farces, two comic duologues and a monologue, all of them referred to by Chekhov as 'vaudevilles' and all written in the late 1880s before any of his great full-length plays. 'I don't much care for theatre,' he wrote at the time, 'but I do enjoy vaudevilles.'

The BearThe Proposal and The Wedding are all farces on the preposterous busness of courtship and marriage. A Tragic Figure and Swansong are comic duologues: one about a civil servant sweltering in Moscow coping with the incessant demands of his family from their summer dacha, the other about a melancholy old actor perked up by memories of past glories. On the Evils of Tobacco is a bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

These accurate and actable translations by Chekhov expert Stephen Mulrine reveal a dramatist revelling in the broad comedy of human behaviour, a comedy which was refined in his later masterpieces.

Highly entertaining, these comic shorts offer a fascinating insight into Chekhov's development as a dramatist, and will provide actors at any level – student, amateur or professional – with an ideal showcase.

This edition also includes an introduction, a chronology of key dates, and a pronunciation guide.

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848422919Publication Date:
16 Jan 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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