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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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