"I Take Your Hand in Mine--": A New Play

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A new play based on the love letters between anton Chekhov and Olga knipper. They knew each other only six years; they were married for three of them until his death in July, 1904. During those six years his health and her work kept them apart most of the time. Their love story is told through the roughly 400 letters written by each of them.
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Overview

A new play based on the love letters between anton Chekhov and Olga knipper. They knew each other only six years; they were married for three of them until his death in July, 1904. During those six years his health and her work kept them apart most of the time. Their love story is told through the roughly 400 letters written by each of them.
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This short two-character play is based on the love letters of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and his famous actress wife, Olga Knipper. Rocamora, an expert translator of two Chekhov anthologies, brings the couple's six-year courtship and marriage vividly to life. With authenticity, passion, and sensitivity, Rocamora reveals the couple's literary and theatrical careers, as well as their trying domestic life apart owing to Chekhov's poor health. References are made to the literary incubation of Chekhov's four major plays: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. In her short introduction, Rocamora explains the literary basis for writing this play. She also provides the cast of characters, the setting, and a pronunciation guide, which make it a handy acting edition. Eloquent and moving, the play provides delightful reading; it is a brilliant dramatization of this creative couple and their relationship. Recommended for both academic and public libraries.--Ming-ming Shen Kuo, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, IN Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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"I Take Your Hand In Mine..." is an outstanding theatrical play inspired by the love letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper. Playwright Carol Rocamora draws upon her expertise and familiarity with the life and work of Anton Chekhov (she is an accomplished translator of his writings) to present an exceptionally well crafted and faithful-to-her-subject drama that is especially recommended to school and community theater groups, as well as all Chekhov enthusiasts. REVIEW%> THE INTERIOR DESIGN SHELF
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575252445
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 53

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