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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:
20 Mar 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (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£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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