Three Plays After: The Yalta Game, The Bear, Afterplay

Three Plays After: The Yalta Game, The Bear, Afterplay

by Brian Friel
     
 

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Brian Friel explores the most Chekhovian of themes in his three new works inspired by the great Russian dramatist: the absurd realm which lies between perpetual hope and a penchant for self-destruction. Whether exploring the loneliness of an unhappy marriage (in The Yalta Game, based on Chekhov's story The Lady with the Lapdog), or imagining the

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Brian Friel explores the most Chekhovian of themes in his three new works inspired by the great Russian dramatist: the absurd realm which lies between perpetual hope and a penchant for self-destruction. Whether exploring the loneliness of an unhappy marriage (in The Yalta Game, based on Chekhov's story The Lady with the Lapdog), or imagining the bittersweet meeting of Sonya (Uncle Vanya's niece) and Andrei (the brother of a certain three sisters) in a new work inspired by characters from two Chekhov plays, Friel shows his own masterful range.

Editorial Reviews

The Guardian Michael Billington
Remarkable . . . Takes us close to the heart of Chekov.
Financial Times Alastair Macaulay
Friel's [The Bear] is superbly funny, vivid, keenly alert to Chekhov's modern sensitivities to gender issues. . . . [Afterplay is] is finest production I have seen this year.
Daily Mail Michael Coveney
As an autumnal, middle-aged idyll, [Afterplay] is a little gem in Friel's output—a short story in 3-D—a total delight.
Frank McGuinness
[Friel is] a mighty man, a mighty writer, and one of the world's great theater figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571217618
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
12/03/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.85(h) x 0.38(d)

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