Summerfolk

Cast: 7f 11m plus extras

Staging: 1 interior & 2 exterior sets

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781854598974Publication Date:
6 Oct 2006
Size: 162mm x 107mm£3.99 £3.19You save £0.80 (20%)
EPUB, 160 pages ISBN: 9781788501811Publication Date:
24 Oct 2019
£3.99 £3.19You save £0.80 (20%)
First Staged:
1904

Summerfolk

By Maxim Gorky Translated by Stephen Mulrine

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Maxim Gorky's magnificent response to Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, written in 1904, the year Chekhov died.

Summerfolk is a play about the Russian bourgeois social class and the changes occurring around them in the middle of the first decade of the twentieth century. It is set in a world of 'false hopes and unfulfilled promises', where dachas have been subdivided into summer colonies and the newly rich idle away their time in unhappy romantic alliances. Gorky's characters are still dreaming of a better life, but they are increasingly aware of impending revolution.

Gorky's play premiered in November 1904 at the Komissarzhevskaya Theatre in Saint Petersburg.

This English version, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

Cast: 7f 11m plus extras

Staging:1 interior & 2 exterior sets

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781854598974Publication Date:
6 Oct 2006
Size: 162mm x 107mm£3.99 £3.19You save £0.80 (20%)
EPUB, 160 pages ISBN: 9781788501811Publication Date:
24 Oct 2019
£3.99 £3.19You save £0.80 (20%)

Also by Maxim Gorky:

Children of the Sun
Vassa

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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