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Plays

by Anton Chekhov, Peter Carson

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Overview

At a time when the Russian theatre was dominated by formulaic melodramas and farces, Chekhov created a new sort of drama that laid bare the everyday lives, loves and yearnings of ordinary people. Ivanov depicts a man stifled by inactivity and lost idealism, and The Seagull contrasts a young man's selfish romanticism with the stoicism of a woman cruelly abandoned by her lover. With 'the scenes from country life' of Uncle Vanya, his first fully mature play, Chekhov developed his own unique dramatic world, neither tragedy nor comedy. In Three Sisters the Prozorov sisters endlessly dream of going to Moscow to escape the monotony of provincial life, while his comedy The Cherry Orchard portrays characters futilely clinging to the past as their land is sold from underneath them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141906270
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 07/25/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 949,280
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904). Chekhov's works available in Penguin Classics are The Steppe and Other Stories, Ward No. 6 and Other Stories, The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories, The Shooting Party, Plays and A Life in Letters.
Peter Carson learned Russian during National Service in the Navy at the Joint Services School for Linguistics, Crail and London, and at home - his mother's family left Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution. His working life has been spent on the editorial side of London publishing.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(35)
Ivanov
35(82)
A Drama in Four Acts
The Seagull
117(68)
A Comedy in Four Acts
Uncle Vania
185(62)
Scenes from Country Life in Four Acts
Three Sisters
247(84)
A Drama in Four Acts
The Cherry Orchard
331(68)
A Comedy in Four Acts
The Bear
399(18)
A Jest in One Act
The Proposal
417(18)
A Jest in One Act
A Jubilee
435
A Jest in One Act

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Plays: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The Cherry Orchard 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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