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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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