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
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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