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Plays

Plays

  • Author: Антон Павлович Чехов,Peter Carson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140447334
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 358
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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.

Plays

Plays

  • Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Elisaveta Fen
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780140440966
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 453
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Realistic and highly sensitive, Chekhov's plays revolve around a society which is on the brink of a tremendous upheaval. This volume includes five plays: IVANOV, THE SEAGULL, UNCLE VANIA, THREE SISTERS, and THE CHERRY ORCHARD.

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.

Plays

Plays

  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141906278
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 416
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At a time when the Russian theatre was dominated by formulaic melodramas and farces, Chekhov created a new sort of drama that laid bare the everyday lives, loves and yearnings of ordinary people. Ivanov depicts a man stifled by inactivity and lost idealism, and The Seagull contrasts a young man's selfish romanticism with the stoicism of a woman cruelly abandoned by her lover. With 'the scenes from country life' of Uncle Vanya, his first fully mature play, Chekhov developed his own unique dramatic world, neither tragedy nor comedy. In Three Sisters the Prozorov sisters endlessly dream of going to Moscow to escape the monotony of provincial life, while his comedy The Cherry Orchard portrays characters futilely clinging to the past as their land is sold from underneath them.

The Major Plays

The Major Plays

  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101568127
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 432
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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

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.

Die Möwe

Die Möwe

Komödie in vier Akten

  • Author: Anton P. Čechov
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783257200911
  • Category:
  • Page: 97
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Onkel Wanja

Onkel Wanja

Tragikomödie in vier Akten

  • Author: Anton Tschechow
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3843082510
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 60
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Anton Tschechow: Onkel Wanja. Tragikomödie in vier Akten Uraufführung: 26. Oktober 1899 am Moskauer Künstlertheater. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Szene aus »Onkel Wanja«, Deutsches Theater, Berlin, 1945. Fotograf: Abraham Pisarek. Lizenz: Creative-Commons-Lizenz Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.de. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Books in Print Supplement

Books in Print Supplement

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Das Duell und andere Novellen

Das Duell und andere Novellen

  • Author: Anton P. Čechov,Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 496
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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
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American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1950-1977

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1950-1977

An American National Bibliography

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography, National
  • Page: 26175
  • View: 6673
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Waterstone's Guide to Books

Waterstone's Guide to Books

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Books
  • Page: N.A
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Wenn wir Toten erwachen (Mit Biografie des Autors)

Wenn wir Toten erwachen (Mit Biografie des Autors)

  • Author: Henrik Ibsen
  • Publisher: Musaicum Books
  • ISBN: 8075836065
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 182
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Wenn wir Toten erwachen - Ein dramatischer Epilog ist der Titel eines 3-aktigen Dramas des norwegischen Schriftstellers und Dramatikers Henrik Ibsen. Es ist sein letztes Drama vor seinem Tod 1906. Zur Handlung: Professor Rubek und Frau Maja sitzen im Park eines Badehotels. Sie sind nach vier Jahren in die Heimat zurückgekehrt, fühlen sich dort jedoch nicht mehr wohl. Das Werk, das dem Bildhauer Rubek weltweit zu Ruhm verholfen hat, ist "Die Auferstehung", verkörpert von einer jungen Frau, die aus dem Todesschlaf erwacht. Maja erinnert Rubek an sein Versprechen, sie auf einen Berg mitzunehmen, um ihr die Herrlichkeiten der Welt zu zeigen, was er jedoch nie verwirklicht hat. Der Inspektor kommt hinzu. Rubek erzählt ihm, dass er letzte Nacht eine helle Gestalt gefolgt von einem dunklen Schatten gesehen habe... Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) war ein norwegischer Dramatiker und Lyriker, der gegen die Moral und "Lebenslüge" seiner Zeit zu Felde zog und im "Kampf der Geschlechter" im Gegensatz zu August Strindberg den Standpunkt der Frau vertrat. Seine bürgerlichen Dramen zeigten ethischen Ernst und großes psychologisches Einfühlungsvermögen.

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
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American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1950-1977

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1950-1977

An American National Bibliography

  • Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: N.A
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The Oxford companion to the theatre

The Oxford companion to the theatre

  • Author: Phyllis Hartnoll
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780192115317
  • Category: Theater
  • Page: 1088
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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
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