Chekhov: Four Plays (Great Translations For Actors Series)

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Chekhov: Four Plays (Great Translations for Actors Series)

A collection of new, production tested translations of the four great plays by Anton Chekhov: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. These translations are both faithful to the rich, pure poetry and music of the original Russian language and at the same time fluid for the modern actor and accessible for the contemporary American audience. Included is a glossary and pronunciation guide.

From Library Journal
Chekhov left a legacy of four major dramas as well as hundreds of short comic sketches and stories. Strongly influenced by the Symbolist movement, Chekhov drew upon his personal experiences in depicting the lives of the Russian landed gentry. The period 1996-2004 marks the centennial of the premieres of his best-known plays and brings a renewed appreciation of his place in modern drama. The translations of The Three Sisters, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, and The Cherry Orchard by Rocamora (theater, Tisch Sch. of the Arts, NYU) remain faithful to the period flavor of the original while being fresh and fluid for modern American actors and audiences. Rocamora also provides a lengthy biographical sketch of Chekhov, which is useful for...

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