The Three Sisters: Tri Sewiry

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First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901, The Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape. Their hopes for a life more suited to their cultivated tastes and sensibilities provide a touching counterpoint to the relentless flow of compromising events in the real world.
In this powerful play, a landmark of modern drama, Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and ...

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Overview

First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901, The Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape. Their hopes for a life more suited to their cultivated tastes and sensibilities provide a touching counterpoint to the relentless flow of compromising events in the real world.
In this powerful play, a landmark of modern drama, Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and theme in subtle ways that make the work's climax seem as inevitable as it is deeply moving. Itis reprinted here from a standard text with updated transliteration of character names and additional explanatory footnotes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486275444
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/12/1993
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 926,183
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

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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