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Summerfolk
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.

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:

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

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