Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
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 (Drama Classics)

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
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%)

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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