Chekhov on Theatre

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Series: ...On Theatre
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781848420755Publication Date:
17 May 2012
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EPUB, 256 pages ISBN: 9781788500104Publication Date:
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Chekhov on Theatre

By Anton Chekhov Compiled by Jutta Hercher and Peter Urban Translated by Stephen Mulrine

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A unique collection of everything that Chekhov wrote about the theatre.

Chekhov started writing about theatre in newspaper articles and in his own letters even before he began writing plays. Later, he wrote in detail about his own plays to his lifelong friend and mentor Alexei Suvorin, his wife and leading actress, Olga Knipper, and to the two directors of the Moscow Art Theatre, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Collected for this volume, these writings reveal Chekhov's instinctive curiosity about the way theatre works – and his concerns about how best to realise his own intentions as a playwright. Often peppery, passionate, even distraught, as he feels his plays misinterpreted or undermined, Chekhov comes over in these pages as a true man of the theatre.

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'Chekhov is an acute observer who could easily have made his way as a director or dramaturg judging by his ability to spot strengths and weaknesses in not only his own writing but that of others. This book builds a strong picture of theatrical life in Moscow and St Petersburg just before and at the turn of the last century, with vast amounts of bitching seemingly a commonplace. It can also serve as a tangential autobiography since, through its pages, it is possible to learn much about its subject's life and work.'

British Theatre Guide

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Series: ...On Theatre
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781848420755Publication Date:
17 May 2012
Size: 216mm x 138mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 256 pages ISBN: 9781788500104Publication Date:
5 Apr 2018
£10.99 £8.80You save £2.19 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
Three Sisters
Uncle Vanya
The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Three Sisters
Three Sisters (National Theatre version)
Chekhov: Shorts
The Wedding
The Cherry Orchard
Seagull
The Bear
Uncle Vanya
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre version)
Ivanov
The Seagull
Chekhov: Four Plays
The Cherry Orchard
A Tragic Figure
Swansong
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
On the Evils of Tobacco
The Proposal

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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