Chekhov: Shorts
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848422919Publication Date:
16 Jan 2014
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Ebook, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
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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£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook,112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

Seagull
Ivanov
The Bear
Chekhov on Theatre
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
Uncle Vanya
Swansong
Ivanov
Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
Chekhov: Four Plays
The Seagull
Three Sisters
On the Evils of Tobacco
Three Sisters
The Seagull
A Tragic Figure
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
The Proposal
The Wedding
The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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