Chekhov's Early Plays: Ivanov, Platonov, The Wood Demon

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This collection of the early works of Chekhov includes his first three full-length plays, "Platanov," "lvanov," and "The Wood Demon," all of which illustrate his conflicting passions for comedy and tragedy. These plays are adapted by Rocamora into playable versions, in honor of Chekhov's centennial.
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With this latest entry in the publisher's "Great Translations" series, esteemed director and Russian scholar Rocamora completes her translation of the Chekhov canon. Following Chekhov: Four Plays and Chekhov: The Vaudevilles, this work collects Chekhov's earliest full-length dramatic works written in his twenties--including a translation and an adaptation of the unwieldy Platonov, which in its unexpurgated form would take seven hours to perform; Ivanov, which has attracted significant contemporary production interest for the dramatic opportunities afforded its protagonist; and The Wood Demon, the comedic precursor to the seminal Uncle Vanya. Also included are a detailed introduction, a dramatic and biographical chronology, a glossary, a pronunciation guide, and a selected bibliography. The academic and professional theater community is beholden to Smith and Kraus for its singular commitment to dramatic literature and to Racamora, in particular, for her devotion to Chekhov. For all substantive theater and dramatic literature collections.--Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575251523
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/1999
  • Series: Great Translations Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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