Chekhov: Shorts
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848422919Publication Date:
16 Jan 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

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£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook,112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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