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The Seagull
     

The Seagull

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by Anton Chekhov, Peter Gill
 

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Chekhov’s great play, written in 1896, bursts into the 21st century with the burdens of the past bearing witness to the freedoms of the future.

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Chekhov’s great play, written in 1896, bursts into the 21st century with the burdens of the past bearing witness to the freedoms of the future.

Editorial Reviews

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

"Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English." — New Yorker
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:
9781783193585
Publisher:
OBERON BOOKS Ltd
Publication date:
01/31/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 in Taganrog, Russia. He graduated from the University of Moscow in 1884. Chekhov died of tuberculosis in Germany on July 14, 1904, shortly after his marriage to actress Olga Knipper, and was buried in Moscow.

Laurence Senelick is the Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University and author of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning The Chekhov Theatre and The Changing Room: Sex, Drag, and the Theatre. He is director of his own translations of Gogol’s The Inspector General (1998) and Euripides’ The Bakkhai (2001).

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The Sea Gull 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!