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:
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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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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