Chekhov on Theatre

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What one of the world's greatest dramatists had to say about the theater. Collected here in Stephen Mulrine's vivid translations, these writings reveal Anton Chekhov's many and varied insights into the way theater works – and how best to realize his own intentions as a theater writer.

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Overview

What one of the world's greatest dramatists had to say about the theater. Collected here in Stephen Mulrine's vivid translations, these writings reveal Anton Chekhov's many and varied insights into the way theater works – and how best to realize his own intentions as a theater writer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848420755
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Moscow Theatre, 1881-1885 1

Sarah Bernhardt 1

Sarah Bernhardt Again 6

Hamlet at the Pushkin Theatre 12

The Baron 15

Geneviève de Brabant 22

Fragments of Moscow Theatre Life 24

2 On Writing, 1883-1904 47

Authors 49

Writing 57

Theatre, Society and the Public 68

Criticism 82

Writing for the Theatre 89

Actors 96

Acting 110

Chekhov as Critic 113

3 Chekhov's Plays, 1887-1904 139

Ivanov I 141

Ivanov II 150

One-Act Plays 165

The Wood Demon 169

Uncle Vanya 178

The Seagull I 180

The Seagull II 189

Three Sisters 191

The Cherry Orchard 199

Appendices

The Genesis of Chekhov's Plays 221

The Moscow Art Theatre 1898-1904 226

Chekhov on the Russian Stage 1887-1917 228

Chekhov's Principal Correspondents 238

Index 241

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