The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov

The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov

by Vera Gottlieb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521581176

ISBN-13: 9780521581172

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume of specially commissioned essays explores the world of Anton Chekhov and the creation, performance and interpretation of his works. The Companion begins with an examination of Chekhov's life and his Russia. Later film versions and adaptations of Chehov's works are analyzed, with insights also offered on acting Chekhov, by Ian McKellen, and directing…  See more details below

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This volume of specially commissioned essays explores the world of Anton Chekhov and the creation, performance and interpretation of his works. The Companion begins with an examination of Chekhov's life and his Russia. Later film versions and adaptations of Chehov's works are analyzed, with insights also offered on acting Chekhov, by Ian McKellen, and directing Chekhov, by Trevor Nunn and Leonid Heifetz. The volume provides essays on special topics such as Chekhov as writer, Chekhov and women, and the Chekhov comedies and stories.

Contributors:
Paul Allain, Alexander Chudakov, Emma Polotskaya, Anatoly Smeliansky, Edward Braun, Vera Gottlieb, Patrice Pavis, Thomas Kilroy, Leonid Heifetz, Trevor Nunn, Ian McKellen, Arnold Aronson, Philip French, Tatiana Shakh-Azizova, Laurence Senelick, Donald Rayfield, Cynthia Marsh.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521581172
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
Chronology
Editorial notes: transliteration, translation and titles, calendar dates
Preface
1Dr. Chekhov: a biographical essay (29 January 1860-15 July 1904)3
2Chekhov and his Russia17
3Chekhov at the Moscow Art Theatre29
4From Platonov to Piano43
5Chekhov's one-act plays and the full-length plays57
6Ivanov: the invention of a negative dramaturgy70
7The Seagull: an adaptation80
8Notes from a director: Uncle Vanya91
9Notes from a director: Three Sisters101
10The Cherry Orchard111
11Acting Chekhov: 'A friend to the actor'121
12The scenography of Chekhov134
13Chekhov on screen149
14Chekhov on the Russian Stage162
15Directors' Chekhov176
Selected glossary191
16Chekhov's stories and the plays203
17The stage representation of Chekhov's women216
18Chekhov's comedy228
App. 1Chekhov's works: primary sources from the Russian - variations of English titles from the Russian239
App. 2Selected stage productions245
App. 3Selected screen versions260
App. 4: Illustrations263
Selected bibliography266
Index of works by Chekhov280
General index283

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