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|Anton Chekhov: 1860-1904||v|
|The Seagull in context||xx|
|The seagull and the enchanted lake||xxv|
|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|
|The Seagull in production||liv|
|A Note on the Translation||xciii|
|Pronunciation of the Names||xcvii|
Posted April 5, 2012
Posted June 6, 2001
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 7, 2009
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