Uncle Vanya

Cast: 4f 6m

Staging: 3 interior sets, 1 exterior

Amateur rights performance fee: £60 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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: £60 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback,128 pages ISBN: 9781854594303Publication Date:
6 Aug 1999
Size: 160mm x 105mm£3.99 £3.19You save £0.80 (20%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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