Neva
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781559364713Publication Date:
16 Jun 2016
Size: 215mm x 135mm£15.99
First Staged:
The Public Theater, New York, 2013

Neva

English/Spanish billingual edition

By Guillermo Calderón Translated by Andrea Thorne

Paperback £15.99

A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theatre and the revolutionary impulse. This bilingual edition includes the play in its original Spanish as well as Andrea Thorne's English-language translation.

It is the winter of 1905, and three actors, including Anton Chekhov’s widow, the actress Olga Knipper, gather in a dimly-lit rehearsal room in St Petersburg to rehearse scenes from The Cherry Orchard as Russia faces an impending revolution.

Neva is a savage examination of the relationship between theatre and historical context. It received its English-language premiere at The Public Theater in New York in 2013, directed by the author.

'The Chilean-born writer and director Guillermo Calderón is an authentic genius of the theater' The New Yorker

Press Quotes

'starkly elegant...Calderón's drama is Chekhovian in the best sense.'

Village Voice

'Neva's neobrutalist punch demonstrates... the enduring power of art.'

Time Out New York
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781559364713Publication Date:
16 Jun 2016
Size: 215mm x 135mm£15.99
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