Ivanov

Ivanov

by Anton Chekhov
     
 

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"Ivanov" is Anton Chekhov's four-act drama, which was originally performed in 1887, however due to Chekhov's disgust for the performance he revised it to its current condition and it was preformed again in 1889. "Ivanov" is the story of its title character, Nikolai Ivanov, who is severely conflicted by the illness of his wife, his mounting debts and his own internal…  See more details below

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"Ivanov" is Anton Chekhov's four-act drama, which was originally performed in 1887, however due to Chekhov's disgust for the performance he revised it to its current condition and it was preformed again in 1889. "Ivanov" is the story of its title character, Nikolai Ivanov, who is severely conflicted by the illness of his wife, his mounting debts and his own internal desires. A taut psychological drama, "Ivanov" with its tragic and dramatic climax is considered one of Chekhov's best plays.

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Time Out (San Francisco)
The director wanted 'a language that would sound, in the mouths of American actors, as fresh and vivid as the original Russian.' Schmidt succeeds. Slang and modern idiom are woven almost seamlessly into the script.
Sacramento Bee
Schmidt's translation has a lean, sharp, sorrowfully funny style...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420930542
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.

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