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Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
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

Paperback £3.99£3.19

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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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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