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The Sea Gull
     

The Sea Gull

by Anton Chekhov, Michael H. Heim
 

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ISBN-10: 0871291231

ISBN-13: 9780871291233

Pub. Date: 05/28/1992

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing Company

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

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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'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871291233
Publisher:
Dramatic Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Series:
Plays for Performance Series
Pages:
73

Table of Contents

Anton Chekhov: 1860-1904v
Plotxi
Commentaryxx
The Seagull in contextxx
The seagull and the enchanted lakexxv
The play-within-the-playxxviii
Time and memory; youth and age; sleep and dreamxxxiii
Art and life; love and destructionxxxvi
Comedy or tragedy?xxxix
Problems of translationxli
Critical perspectivesxlvi
The Seagull in productionliv
Further Readinglxxvii
Translator's Introductionlxxix
A Note on the Translationxciii
Pronunciation of the Namesxcvii
The Seagull1
Notes68

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