Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Paperback, 262 pages ISBN: 9781559364041Publication Date:
15 May 2014
Size: 215mm x 135mm£21.99

Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando

By Anton Chekhov and Virginia Woolf Adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Paperback £21.99

Adaptations of two classic works through the unique lens of award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl.

Preserving Woolf's vital ideas and lyrical tone, Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's gender-bending, period-hopping novel brings to the stage the life of an Elizabethan nobleman who's magically transformed into an immortal woman.

In her fresh translation of Three Sisters, the Anton Chekhov classic of ennui and frustration, Ruhl employs her signature lyricism and elegant understanding of intimacy to reveal the discontent felt by fretful Olga, unhappy Masha, and idealistic Irina as they long to leave rural Russia for the ever-alluring Moscow.

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'Surges along with a sense of energy and excitement... vivacious, energetic and amusing'

The Arts Desk on 'Orlando'

'Captures both the intellectual spirit and the literary brilliance of Woolf's work... Ruhl writes with the imaginative sweep that allows Woolf's poetry to soar'

Variety on 'Orlando'

'Potent theatricality... glorious and giddy-making'

Telegraph on 'Orlando'

'Smart and funny... A dinky version of the story that ekes out every last delicious drop of wit from Woolf's text, as well as the voluptuous beauty of her language. It is an incredibly faithful adaptation by Sarah Ruhl'

Guardian on 'Orlando'

'Imaginative and entertaining... Woolf's awareness of gender expectations and sheer defiance of them makes Orlando outright sensational... buzzes with energy and pure fairy-tale storytelling'

Broadway World on 'Orlando'
Paperback,262 pages ISBN: 9781559364041Publication Date:
15 May 2014
Size: 215mm x 135mm£21.99

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Virginia Woolf:

Orlando

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Also by Sarah Ruhl:

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday
Stage Kiss
In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play
How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
Eurydice
The Clean House and other plays
Dead Man's Cell Phone

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