The Seagull

The Seagull

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by Anton Chekhov
     
 

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When it opened in St Petersburg in 1896, The Seagull survived only five performances after a disastrous first night. Two years later it was revived by Nemirovich-Danchenko at the newly-founded Moscow Art Theatre, with Stanislavsky as Trigorin, and was an immediate success, changing for ever the nature and possibilities of drama. Chekhov's description of the play was…  See more details below

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When it opened in St Petersburg in 1896, The Seagull survived only five performances after a disastrous first night. Two years later it was revived by Nemirovich-Danchenko at the newly-founded Moscow Art Theatre, with Stanislavsky as Trigorin, and was an immediate success, changing for ever the nature and possibilities of drama. Chekhov's description of the play was characteristically self-mocking: 'A comedy - three f., six m., four acts, rural scenery (a view over a lake); much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love'.

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Weekly Standard
“Senelick . . . has done his job as scholar and translator nearly to perfection.”
From the Publisher

“The play has been flooded with light, like a room with the curtains drawn back.” —John Peter, Sunday Times

“The direct simplicity of this new translation … uncovers not only the nerve endings of Chekhov's restless malcontents but also their comic absurdities. It is, as he always intended, actually funny.” —Jack Tinker, Daily Mail

Sunday Times John Peter

The play has been flooded with light, like a room with the curtains drawn back.
Daily Mail Jack Tinker

The direct simplicity of this new translation … uncovers not only the nerve endings of Chekhov's restless malcontents but also their comic absurdities. It is, as he always intended, actually funny.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000752647
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
02/29/2000
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
719,074
File size:
129 KB

Meet the Author

Anton Chekhov was a late nineteenth-century Russian physician turned author and playwright. While studying at medical school, Chehkov took up writing as a source of income to support himself and his family. Though he eventually developed a love of writing and became a successful author, Chekhov continued practicing medicine for much of his life, once stating that medicine was his wife and writing his mistress. Chekhov’s most famous works include the short stories “The Lady with the Dog,” “The Bishop,” and “Neighbours” as well as the plays The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, and The Seagull. Chekhov died in 1904.

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