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Chekhov Plays

Chekhov Plays

The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; the Cherry Orchard

  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher: Methuen Drama
  • ISBN: 9781474261463
  • Category:
  • Page: 464
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Translated, with an introductory essay, by Elisaveta Fen, and with an Introduction by A.D.P. Briggs. Anton Chekhov's popularity in the west is without parallel for a foreign writer. He has been absorbed into our culture, and accepted as one of our own. His plays lend themselves easily to the stage, calling for actors with intelligence and common sense rather than a dramatic voice or histrionic skills. He takes from everyday life themes of frustration which apply to us all - the difficulty of carving out a happy existence, the problems of love, the fading of hope, the universal feeling that time passes and we never quite get things right. This seems pessimistic, and yet Chekhov claimed he was writing comedy. Readers, actors and directors must decide for themselves which way to play these pieces. They are full of sadness, but a sadness described as the 'darkness of the last hour before the dawn'. Whether tragic or comic, however, they are works of the first importance. The Cherry Orchard has been described as 'the best play since Shakespeare', Three Sisters as 'the best play in the world'.

Plays

Plays

  • Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Michael Frayn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 377
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Chekhov Plays

Chekhov Plays

  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781840226171
  • Category: Russian drama
  • Page: 400
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Translated, with an introductory essay, by Elisaveta Fen, and with an Introduction by A.D.P. Briggs. Anton Chekhov's popularity in the west is without parallel for a foreign writer. He has been absorbed into our culture, and accepted as one of our own. His plays lend themselves easily to the stage, calling for actors with intelligence and common sense rather than a dramatic voice or histrionic skills. He takes from everyday life themes of frustration which apply to us all - the difficulty of carving out a happy existence, the problems of love, the fading of hope, the universal feeling that time passes and we never quite get things right. This seems pessimistic, and yet Chekhov claimed he was writing comedy. Readers, actors and directors must decide for themselves which way to play these pieces. They are full of sadness, but a sadness described as the 'darkness of the last hour before the dawn'. Whether tragic or comic, however, they are works of the first importance. The Cherry Orchard has been described as 'the best play since Shakespeare', Three Sisters as 'the best play in the world'.

Five Plays

Five Plays

  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804775748
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 312
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904) overturned the dramatic conventions of his day and laid the groundwork for contemporary approaches to directing and acting. Now, for the first time, the full lyricism, humor, and pathos of his greatest plays are available to an English-speaking audience. Marina Brodskaya's new translations of Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard not only surpass in accuracy all previous translations, but also provide the first complete English text of the plays, restoring passages entirely omitted by her predecessors. This much-needed volume renders Chekhov in language that will move readers and theater audiences alike, making accessible his wordplay, unstated implications, and innovations. His characters' vulnerabilities, needs, and neuroses—their humanity—emerge through their genuine, self-absorbed conversations. The plays come to life as never before and will surprise readers with their vivacity, originality, and relevance.

Making a Performance

Making a Performance

Devising Histories and Contemporary Practices

  • Author: Emma Govan,Helen Nicholson,Katie Normington
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134447965
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 224
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Making a Performance traces innovations in devised performance from early theatrical experiments in the twentieth-century to the radical performances of the twenty-first century. This introduction to the theory, history and practice of devised performance explores how performance-makers have built on the experimental aesthetic traditions of the past. It looks to companies as diverse as Australia's Legs on the Wall, Britain's Forced Entertainment and the USA-based Goat Island to show how contemporary practitioners challenge orthodoxies to develop new theatrical languages. Designed to be accessible to both scholars and practitioners, this study offers clear, practical examples of concepts and ideas that have shaped some of the most vibrant and experimental practices in contemporary performance.

Frayn Plays: 3

Frayn Plays: 3

Here; Now You Know; La Belle Vivette

  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 341
  • View: 7980
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Released to follow on from "Michael Frayn Plays: 2", this anthology contains three of Frayn's plays: "Here"; "Now You Know"; and "La Bele Vivette". The plays explore time and space, official and unofficial secrets, idle curiosity and investigative purpose.

The Chekhov Theatre

The Chekhov Theatre

A Century of the Plays in Performance

  • Author: Laurence Senelick
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521783958
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 441
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Many now consider Chekhov a playwright equal to Shakespeare. Senelick studies how his reputation evolved, and how the presentation of his plays varied and altered from their initial productions in Russia to recent postmodern deconstructions.

Jamie on a Flying Visit ; And, Birthday

Jamie on a Flying Visit ; And, Birthday

  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama in English, 1945- - Texts
  • Page: 133
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Two plays by the author of "Donkey"s Years", "Noises Off" and "Benefactors". "Jamie on a Flying Visit" charts the gradual destruction of a home by the exuberant but clumsy Jamie, and in "Birthday" pregnant Jess comes to London to visit her student sister on her birthday.

Frayn Plays: 2

Frayn Plays: 2

Balmoral , Benefactors , Wild Honey

  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
  • ISBN: 9780413660800
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 320
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"One of theatre's subtlest, most sophisticated minds" (The Times) Benefactors conjures the world of the suburbs observed through the lens of post-imperialism; "dazzling.. This prismatic work circumscribes the disillusionment of an era" (New York Times); Balmoral dares to imagine what Britain would be like if it had gone through the Russian revolution in 1917; "a sophisticated drollery, an educated amusement" (New Statesman); Wild Honey is a reworking of Checkov's first play (also known as Platonov) and is shot through with farce, feminism and eroticism.

Listen to this

Listen to this

21 Short Plays and Sketches

  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 151
  • View: 7757
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Here

Here

a play in two acts

  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 138
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Twentieth Century Actor Training

Twentieth Century Actor Training

  • Author: Alison Hodge
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415194512
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 251
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Actor training is arguably one of the most unique phenomenons of 20th-century theatre making. This text analyses the theories, training exercises and productions of 14 key directors.

Now You Know

Now You Know

Play

  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 96
  • View: 1482
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Now You Know: "Frayn's light but serious, marvellous play, about official and unofficial secrets, about idle curiosity and investigative purpose"—Observer

Look look

Look look

  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • Publisher: Methuen
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 112
  • View: 4482
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First & Last

First & Last

  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 96
  • View: 3126
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One spring morning a quiet, shy man in his sixties sets out from Land's End to walk the length of his native land. He has never walked more than a dozen miles in his life before, his health is uncertain, his boots are new, and he is too diffident to talk to anyone he meets along the way. His slow, solitary progress up the spine of Britain is watched by an unseen audience - his family and friends at home. How far will he get before he is forced to give up? Is he being heroic or merely selfish? As the days of his absence go by the old alliances and quarrels inside the family shift and alter. What emerges is a story about the arbitrariness of human endeavour and about the tenacious complexity of human relationships; about one man's glimpse of the country he lives in; about courage and about love. First and Last was directed by Alan Dossor in a production for BBC television, with Joss Ackland as the walker.

Anton Chekhov's Selected Plays

Anton Chekhov's Selected Plays

  • Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393924657
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 674
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Anton Chekhov revolutionized Russian theater through his inimitable portrayals of characters faced with complex moral dilemmas.

Ten Plays

Ten Plays

  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 325
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The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, and Ivanov, plus 5 one-act comedies: The Anniversary, An Unwilling Martyr, The Wedding, The Bear, and The Proposal.

Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

in a version

  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571300529
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 80
  • View: 3561
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Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya in a new version by Christopher Hampton. This version will be first staged at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, on 25 October 2012 and run until 16 February 2013. 'It's often said that the best of the Chekhov plays is the one you've seen most recently. Uncle Vanya doesn't have a suicide, like The Seagull, or an adulterous couple and a duel more or less indistinguishable from murder, like Three Sisters; nor does it seem to announce the end of an era, like The Cherry Orchard: all it has is a series of ludicrously bungled attempts at murder and suicide and adultery. Perhaps these failures are what makes it feel the saddest and most truthful of these great tragi-comedies, in which, possibly unique to all drama, not a single word seems redundant or out of place.' - From the author's introduction.

The Sneeze

The Sneeze

  • Author: Michael Frayn,Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350013447
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 80
  • View: 7857
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Comprising four one-act comic vaudevilles and four short stories adapted for the stage by Michael Frayn, The Sneeze introduces readers to a less familiar selection of work by one of the greatest precursors of modern drama. First published in 1989, this reissue includes The Sneeze; The Alien Corn; The Bear; The Evils of Tobacco; The Inspector-General; Swan Song; The Prospect, and Plots. Michael Frayn's translations of Chekhov's work marry the expertise of the translator with the innate understanding of a master dramatist and are widely regarded as the truest, most authentic renderings of Chekhov's work: 'His keen imaginative sympathy with the great Russian dramatist extends beyond translation . . . But translation is an art at which he excels.' Spectator

"I Take Your Hand in Mine..."

A Play Suggested by the Letters of Anton Chekov and Olga Knipper

  • Author: Carol Rocamora
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 59
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A play by Carol Rocamora suggested by the letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper. Chekhov wrote Knipper 412 love letters in the six years they shared.