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Plays

Plays

  • Author: Антон Павлович Чехов,Peter Carson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140447334
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 358
  • View: 2015
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Chekov wrote that 'narrative is my legal wife and drama a flamboyant, rowdy, impudent, exhausting mistress'. As a playwright he was subversive, even revolutionary, breaking away from the prevailing fashions of contemporary theatre to create an exhilarating new form of drama. At a time when the Russian stage was dominated by farces, formulaic melodramas and vaudevilles, Chekhov created plays without heroes and villains, focused instead on the individual grappling with a moral dilemma. In place of the happy ending came ambiguity, in place of dramatic conflict came the solitary quest. He defied his audience's expectations, and the premiere of his first major play, Ivanov (1887), was met with bafflement, rage and scorn. With sensitive explorations of the themes of love, work and time, their complex characters and their blurred boundaries between sorrow and comedy, his plays remain as provocative and subtle today.

Europe on Stage; Translation and Theatre

Europe on Stage; Translation and Theatre

Translation and Theatre

  • Author: Gunilla Anderman
  • Publisher: Oberon Books
  • ISBN: 1783192291
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 384
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Plays written by the major European dramatists of the last two centuries – from the firmly established classics of Ibsen and Chekhov to the recent successes of Yasmina Reza – are increasingly performed on British stages, often in new translations or versions. But what distinguishes one translation from another? And what social and cultural factors of reception must the translator of a foreign play take into account? This comprehensive study of the history of European plays on the English stage explores the importance of cultural assumptions and linguistic stumbling blocks. Gunilla Anderman looks at varying approaches to the foreign text as well as the need for new versions of the same play, and discusses the influence of European drama in translation and its contribution to and enrichment of English playwriting. Key phrases recurring in the original works of the European canon are also scrutinised in an attempt to demystify and unearth what English readers of the translated texts may never have known they were missing. Europe on Stage: Translation and Theatre is a valuable addition to the literature on the theatre, of interest to theatre-goers, theatre practitioners and linguists as well as students of drama, comparative literature and translation studies.

A World of Popular Entertainments

A World of Popular Entertainments

An Edited Volume of Critical Essays

  • Author: Gillian Arrighi,Victor Emeljanow
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443838047
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 295
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This groundbreaking volume of critical essays about popular entertainments brings together the work of eighteen established, emerging, and independent scholars with backgrounds in Archives, Theatre and Performance, Music, and Historical Studies, currently working across five continents. The first of its kind to examine popular entertainments from a global and multi-disciplinary perspective, this collection examines a broad cross-section of historical and contemporary popular entertainment forms from Australia, England, Japan, North America, and South Africa, and considers their social, cultural and political significance. Despite the vibrant, complex, and ubiquitous nature of popular entertainments, the field has suffered from a lack of sustained academic attention. Nevertheless, popular entertainments have a global reach and a transnational significance at odds with the fact that the meaning and definition of both ‘popular’ and ‘entertainment’ remain widely contested. Since the late-nineteenth century, class-based prejudices in Western culture have championed the superiority of art and literature over the dubious and fleeting pleasures of ‘entertainment.’ Similarly, the term ‘popular’ has carried pejorative connotations, indicating something common and outside the conventional and highbrow productions of the purpose-built theatre house or concert hall. Irrespective of whether ‘popular’ is code for a cultural product with a folk origin, or a term indicating the mass appeal of a cultural product, this volume’s re-assessment of popular entertainments from a global perspective is timely. The performance research embodied in this volume was first discussed at A World of Popular Entertainments International Conference (University of Newcastle, Australia, 2009) in response to a multi-disciplinary call for scholars to explore a variety of topics relevant to the study of popular entertainments.

The Penguin Classics Book

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

  • Author: Henry Eliot
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141990937
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 480
  • View: 9746
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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

DIE MÖWE

DIE MÖWE

  • Author: Anton Tschechow
  • Publisher: Musaicum Books
  • ISBN: 8027210771
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 330
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Die Möwe ist ein Drama von Anton Tschechow aus dem Jahre 1895. Tschechows Stück spielt auf dem Land im zaristischen Russland der Jahrhundertwende (19./20. Jahrhundert). In schrecklicher Langeweile öden die Gäste auf einem Landsitz einander an: Sie gehen sich mit kleinen Sticheleien auf die Nerven und machen sich so das Leben zur Hölle. Der Sohn einer Schauspielerin, Konstantin Gavrilovič Treplev, möchte Schriftsteller werden und hat ein kleines Theaterstück geschrieben, welches am Abend auf einer improvisierten Bühne den Gästen vorgespielt werden soll. Die Hauptrolle spielt dabei seine Geliebte und Muse Nina. Treplev leidet jedoch unter der ständigen Nörgelei seiner Mutter, die sein schriftstellerisches Talent und sein ganzes Leben in Frage stellt. Außerdem hat sie einen Freund, Boris Alekseevič Trigorin, der ebenfalls und bereits sehr erfolgreich Schriftsteller ist. Diesen Trigorin führt sie immer wieder an, wenn sie versucht, Treplevs Selbstvertrauen in sich und seine Arbeit zu schwächen. Bei der Aufführung von Treplevs Stück kommt es schließlich zum Eklat, Mutter und Sohn geraten in Streit. Mehr und mehr zeigt sich, dass Nina sich zu Trigorin hingezogen fühlt...

Martin Crimp's Theatre

Martin Crimp's Theatre

Collapse as Resistance to Late Capitalist Society

  • Author: Clara Escoda Agusti
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110309955
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 347
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This book reads Martin Crimp’s The Treatment (1993), Attempts on her Life (1997), The Country (2000), Face to the Wall (2002), Cruel and Tender (2004) and his adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull (2006) in the context of contemporary, late capitalist societies of control or of ‘spectacle’, and explores how female collapse in particular works as a form of denunciation of the violence of globalized, technological neo-liberalism. The book contends that Crimp is a post-Holocaust writer, whose dramaturgy is pervaded by the ethical and aesthetic debates that the Holocaust has generated in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its main claim is that, by interpellating spectators through the defamiliarized language of collapse and testimony, Crimp invites spectators to contribute to detecting the seeds of ‘barbarism’ as they may detect them in their context, thus warning them about the introduction of violence in supposedly civilized relationships and thereby also contributing to overcoming the contemporary ethical impasse. The book finally argues that female characters who pass on their testimony are shown to the audience in the ‘process of becoming’ ethical bodies – namely, they are emerge as ethical out of the perceived necessity to integrate both the Other as essential parts of their beings, thus recovering an innate, Baumian sense of responsibility towards the Other.

Onkel Wanja

Onkel Wanja

Szenen aus dem Landleben in vier Akten

  • Author: Anton P. Čechov
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150087381
  • Category:
  • Page: 75
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Chekhov

Chekhov

the major plays

  • Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  • Publisher: Signet Classics
  • ISBN: 9780451522702
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 380
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The 5 plays in this collection include The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, and The Three Sisters.

Books in Print Supplement

Books in Print Supplement

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1993
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Paperbound Books in Print

Paperbound Books in Print

  • Author: R.R. Bowker Company
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Paperbacks
  • Page: N.A
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The Major Plays

The Major Plays

  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101568127
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 432
  • View: 7927
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Anton Chekhov The Major Plays Ivanov * The Sea Gull * Uncle Vanya * The Three Sisters * The Cherry Orchard “Let the things that happen onstage be just as complex and yet just as simple as they are in life,” Chekhov once declared. “For instance, people are having a meal, just having a meal, but at the same time, their happiness is being created, or their lives are being smashed up.” So it is that his plays express life through subtle construction, everyday dialogue, and an electrically charged atmosphere in which even the most casual words and actions assume great importance in his characters’ lives. This principle sets his plays apart from the rest, steering them clear of melodrama, and draws the audience into the lives of Chekhov’s colorful characters. Because of his adherence to realism, the playwright has been called an “incomparable artist of life.”* “What makes his work great is that it can be felt and understood not only by any Russian but by anybody in the world.”—*Leo Tolstoy With a Foreword by Robert Brustein and an Afterword by Rosamund Bartlett

Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series

  • Author: Penguin (Firm)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780147715975
  • Category: Literature
  • Page: 285
  • View: 3609
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Representing Ireland

Representing Ireland

Past, Present and Future : a Compendium of Essays

  • Author: Frank Beardow,Alison O'Malley-Younger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781873757703
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: 173
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Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog

Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog

  • Author: Penguin Books
  • Publisher: Penguin Mass Market
  • ISBN: 9780147717917
  • Category: Literature
  • Page: 270
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Author and title catalog

Author and title catalog

  • Author: Stanford University. Libraries. J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Library catalogs
  • Page: N.A
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Something about the Author

Something about the Author

  • Author: Gale Group,Kevin Hile
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780810399471
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 275
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Contains biographical information and critical essays concerning the works of over 100 authors and illustrators of children's works.

The Publishers' Trade List Annual

The Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: R. R. Bowker
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 831
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Plays

Plays

  • Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 453
  • View: 7961
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Catalog of Reprints in Series

Catalog of Reprints in Series

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Editions
  • Page: N.A
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