This volume, first published in 2000, is an accessible Companion on one of the most important dramatists in the repertoire.
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Notes on contributors; Chekhov: a chronology Paul Allain; Editorial notes: transliteration and titles, calendar dates; Part I. Chekhov in Context: 1. Dr Chekhov: a biographical essay Alexander Chudakov; 2. Chekhov and his Russia Emma Polotskaya; 3. Chekhov and the Moscow Art Theatre Anatoly Smeliansky; Part II. Chekhov in Production: 4. From Platonov to Piano Edward Braun; 5. Chekhov's one-act plays and the full-length plays Vera Gottlieb; 6. Ivanov: the invention of a negative dramaturgy Patrice Pavis; 7. The Seagull: an adaptation Thomas Kilroy; 8. Notes from a director: Leonid Heifetz on Uncle Vanya Leonid Heifetz; 9. Notes from a director: Trevor Nunn on Three Sisters Trevor Nunn; 10. The Cherry Orchard Edward Braun; 11. Acting Chekhov: 'A Friend to the Actor' Ian McKellen; 12. The scenography of Chekhov Arnold Aronson; 13. Chekhov on screen Philip French; 14. Chekhov on the Russian stage Tatiana Shakh-Azizova; 15. Directors' Chekhov Laurence Senelick; Selected glossary Laurence Senelick; Part III. Chekhov the Writer: 16. Chekhov's stories and the plays Donald Rayfield; 17. The stage representation of Chekhov's women Cynthia Marsh; 18. Chekhov's comedy Vera Gottlieb; Appendix A. Chekhov's works: primary sources from the Russian: variations of English titles; Appendix B. Select stage productions; Appendix C. Select screen versions; Select bibliography; Index.
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