The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov

The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov

by Vera Gottlieb
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This volume of specially commissioned essays explores the world of Anton Chekhov - one of the most important dramatists in the repertoire - and the creation, performance and interpretation of his works. The Companion, first published in 2000, begins with an examination of Chekhov's life, his Russia, and the original productions of his plays at the Moscow Art Theatre.

Overview

This volume of specially commissioned essays explores the world of Anton Chekhov - one of the most important dramatists in the repertoire - and the creation, performance and interpretation of his works. The Companion, first published in 2000, begins with an examination of Chekhov's life, his Russia, and the original productions of his plays at the Moscow Art Theatre. Later film versions and adaptations of Chekhov's works are analysed, with valuable insights also offered on acting Chekhov, by Ian McKellen, and directing Chekhov, by Trevor Nunn and Leonid Heifetz. The volume also provides essays on 'special topics' such as Chekhov as writer, Chekhov and women, and the Chekhov comedies and stories. Key plays, such as The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull, receive dedicated chapters while lesser-known works and genres are also brought to light. The volume concludes with appendices of primary sources, lists of works, and a select bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...there is a great deal of information here to use to those seeking a deeper appreciation of Chekhov, especially in regard to the performance history of his plays." Nineteenth-Century Contexts

"well-conceived and well-executed collection that deepens and enriches our understanding of Chekhov's drama." Russian Review Vol 60/4

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139815697
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/04/2000
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >