The Sea-Gull

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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,...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605124308
  • Publisher: Akasha Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/12/2009
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 511,764
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Anton Chekhov: 1860-1904 v
Plot xi
Commentary xx
The Seagull in context xx
The seagull and the enchanted lake xxv
The play-within-the-play xxviii
Time and memory; youth and age; sleep and dream xxxiii
Art and life; love and destruction xxxvi
Comedy or tragedy? xxxix
Problems of translation xli
Critical perspectives xlvi
The Seagull in production liv
Further Reading lxxvii
Translator's Introduction lxxix
A Note on the Translation xciii
Pronunciation of the Names xcvii
The Seagull 1
Notes 68
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    Posted April 5, 2012

    Moonheart

    Gotta go till tomorrow. Cya.

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    Posted March 31, 2012

    Moonheart

    What? I perfectly innocent. Really!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2001

    A Powerful Work

    I had to read this for a theater program camp, but I must get across that you mustn't judge this play by the title. I was immediately grabbed by the opening scene, and I was drawn into the psychological states of the major characters. It is classified as a comedy, although I heartily disagree - I thought it was more of a melodrama. Overall, I loved Chekhov's use of the the seagull as a symbol for the overall message of the story, which is somewhat dark and sad. I hate sad stories, but this one is definetely an exception! Reccomended for any actor-to-be, or just for fun!

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