The Seagull

The Seagull

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by Anton Chekhov, Calista Flockhart, T. R. Knight
     
 

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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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"Anya Reiss dazzles us once again with a fresh, colloquial, sexy and downright perceptive new version of The Seagull that brings Chekhov’s earliest major play recognisably close to home and up-to-date." - Telegraph

"This is the first time that Reiss has attempted an adaptation of one of the classic writers and it is an assured beginning. Her witty, understated rendering captures perfectly the dark comedy of the various love triangles." - What’s On Stage

"Now The Seagull has been Anglicized and pulled into the 21st century by award-laden wunderkind Anya Reiss." - Independent

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580819183
Publisher:
L.A. Theatre Works
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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