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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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