Chekhov: Shorts
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848422919Publication Date:
16 Jan 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (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£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

On the Evils of Tobacco
Three Sisters
Chekhov on Theatre
The Seagull
Chekhov: Four Plays
Seagull
The Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)
The Wedding
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
The Cherry Orchard
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov / McPherson)
The Proposal
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Three Sisters
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Lynn)
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov/Baker)
The Cherry Orchard
Ivanov
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Wright)
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Nelson)
The Bear
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
A Tragic Figure
Swansong

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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