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
Ivanov
The Bear
Three Sisters
The Seagull
Uncle Vanya
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
Uncle Vanya
The Cherry Orchard
Seagull
The Cherry Orchard
The Wedding
Swansong
The Proposal
Three Sisters
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Chekhov: Four Plays
A Tragic Figure
Chekhov on Theatre

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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