Uncle Vanya

Cast: 4f 6m

Staging: 3 interior sets, 1 exterior

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

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854594303Publication Date:
6 Aug 1999
Size: 160mm x 105mm£3.99 £3.19You save £0.80 (20%)
First Staged:
1899; this translation, English Touring Theatre, 2008

Uncle Vanya

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Stephen Mulrine

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Chekhov's great play about an elderly professor whose plans to sell off his rural estate threaten the livelihoods of those who have worked tirelessly to keep the estate going. Translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

Vanya and his niece, Sonya, work relentlessly to keep their meagre estate going. Sonya finds relief in her undisclosed love for Astrov, the local doctor. But all hope of relief is banished when their lives are invaded by Sonya's selfishly destructive father and his beautiful new wife.

Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya was first staged at the Moscow Arts Theatre in 1899.

This translation by Stephen Mulrine, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, was first staged by English Touring Theatre at Rose Theatre, Kingston, in 2008, in a production directed by Peter Hall.

This version of Uncle Vanya is also available in the collection Chekhov: Four Plays.

Set Text >> Uncle Vanya is a set text for SQA English and Communications Advanced Higher.

Press Quotes

'Stephen Mulrine's translation has an easy, unforced gait, neither stolid nor self-consciously slangy; it strikes exactly the right note'

Financial Times

'A skilful new translation which moves flexibly between Chekhov's desolation and his domesticity'

Observer

Cast: 4f 6m

Staging:3 interior sets, 1 exterior

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

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854594303Publication Date:
6 Aug 1999
Size: 160mm x 105mm£3.99 £3.19You save £0.80 (20%)

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The Seagull
Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre version)
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
Ivanov
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Chekhov on Theatre
The Wedding
The Proposal
Three Sisters
On the Evils of Tobacco
Seagull
The Cherry Orchard
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Three Sisters (National Theatre version)
Uncle Vanya
A Tragic Figure
Three Sisters
The Bear
Swansong

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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