Three Sisters

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Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559365055Publication Date:
27 Jul 2017
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99
First Staged:
Artists Repertory Theater, Oregon, 2009; Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, 2012

Three Sisters

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Tracy Letts

Paperback £14.99

The Prozorov sisters pine for Moscow. Culture and life reside in the city centre, while they live among the mundane of a crumbling army garrison after their father's death. Though living with their brother Andrey, nothing keeps them back but their own misfortune, decisions, and the inertia of negativity that continues to follow this family.

An energetic and vitalizing adaptation by playwright Tracy Letts of one of Anton Chekhov's most beloved plays, envisioning the revered classic through a fresh lens that revives the passionate characters and redoubles the tragic effect of their stunted dreams.

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'Zestier and more colloquial than most translations... Letts' main achievement here is to make Chekhov more emotional, accessible and active.'

Chicago Tribune

'A no-nonsense script that blends compassion with tough love… Repeatedly Letts delivers heartbreak on cue… I've seen over a dozen Three Sisters, but never has the final scene... registered so hard. It's the cumulative effect of... searing truth-telling--from Letts, who knows family dysfunction as only the author of August: Osage County can, and Chekhov, the good doctor who diagnoses all our weaknesses that are so strong'

Chicago Theater Beat

'Letts’s accessible adaptation puts Chekhov’s human longings at the forefront. Letts’s script shows a tremendous empathy for Olga, Masha, Irina and the men in their lives.'

Time Out Chicago

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559365055Publication Date:
27 Jul 2017
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Tracy Letts:

Killer Joe (US edition)
Killer Joe
August: Osage County
Superior Donuts
Mary Page Marlowe

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