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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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