Uncle Vanya
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
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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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