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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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 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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