Summerfolk

Cast: 7f 11m plus extras

Staging: 1 interior & 2 exterior sets

Amateur rights performance fee: £60 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%)
Ebook, 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: £60 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%)
Ebook,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:

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

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