Chekhov Plays: The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The Cherry Orchard

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The reputation of Anton Chekhov as one of the greatest precursors of modern drama rests largely on these four masterpieces.

This volume includes The Seagull, a tale about the battle for power between a mother and her son that ends in tragedy; Uncle Vanya tells of two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere, and a flirtation that brings disaster; Three Sisters, in which three siblings wrestle with their futures; and The Cherry Orchard, ...

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Overview

The reputation of Anton Chekhov as one of the greatest precursors of modern drama rests largely on these four masterpieces.

This volume includes The Seagull, a tale about the battle for power between a mother and her son that ends in tragedy; Uncle Vanya tells of two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere, and a flirtation that brings disaster; Three Sisters, in which three siblings wrestle with their futures; and The Cherry Orchard, where the old must inevitably give way to the new.

Haunting and elusive, these four masterpieces have found in Michael Frayn a translator who perfectly captures their delicate balance of the tragic and the absurd. The volume also contains four of Chekhov's early short "vaudevilles" as well as a substantial introduction by Michael Frayn.

"The critical clamour for a Complete Chekhov in ... Frayn's translation has borne fruit."—Sunday Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413181602
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/14/1988
  • Series: World Classics Series
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 793,980
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.04 (d)

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Chekhov was one of the greatest playwrights and short story writers ever born.
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