Chekhov: Shorts
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848422919Publication Date:
16 Jan 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (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£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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