Plays of Anton Chekhov: A New Translation by Paul Schmidt

Plays of Anton Chekhov: A New Translation by Paul Schmidt

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by Anton Chekhov, Paul Schmidt
     
 

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Paul Schmidt's new translations of The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, and other plays bring Chekhov up to date. Schmidt restores the vitality and humor that are lost in most academic translations and makes the plays accessible to a modern American sensibility. He also retains their social context, unlike translations by those who have no… See more details below

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Paul Schmidt's new translations of The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, and other plays bring Chekhov up to date. Schmidt restores the vitality and humor that are lost in most academic translations and makes the plays accessible to a modern American sensibility. He also retains their social context, unlike translations by those who have no experience of Russian language or culture.

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Atlantic Monthly
Both an actor and a Russian scholar, Schmidt sets out to give us a Chekhov who makes sense...The result is a surprisingly lively Chekhov, colloguial and clear, which will come as a revelation to those who know the playwright through the widely read but rather stiff British translations....Schmidt's Chekhov should be the first choice for any American reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060187057
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/07/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.36(d)

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