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The Chekhov Theatre: A Century of the Plays in Performance available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This is the first cross-cultural study of Chekhov's plays in production. Many now consider Chekhov a playwright equal to Shakespeare, and this book studies how the reputation evolved, and how the presentation of his plays varied and altered from their initial productions in Russia to the most recent postmodern deconstructions of them. Particular attention is given to the staging of Chekhov in Russia before and after the Revolution, and under different regimes; in the English-speaking world, in Western and Eastern Europe, as well as in Japan.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction; Play list; List of illustrations; 1. Compromising with the theatre (Russia 1880-1896); 2. A brace of gulls (Russia 1896-1898); 3. Moscow nights (The Moscow Art Theatre 1898-1905); 4. Competitors and imitators (Russian Empire 1898-1917); 5. Chekhov goes West (Europe 1888-1938); 6. Comes the Revolution (Russia 1917-1935); 7. Chekhov learns English (United Kingdom and Ireland 1900-1940); 8. At home abroad (Europe and England 1917-1938); 9. America discovers Chekhov (USA 1900-1944); 10. Under duress (Russia 1940-1945); 11. Breaking with tradition (Russia 1950-1970); 12. Ferment in an age of stagnation (Russia 1970-1990); 13. Out of the rubble (Central and Eastern Europe 1945-1985); 14. Ut pictura poesis (Italy and France 1945-1985); 15. All-American Chekhov (USA 1950-1995); 16. Chekhov without tears (United Kingdom 1950-1993); 17. Chekhov sans frontières (The world, 1900-1995); 18. The perestroika of Chekhov (Eastern Europe and Russian Federation 1989-1994); Notes; Index of Chekhov productions; Index of titles and characters; Index of proper names.