Chekhov on Theatre
Series: ...On Theatre
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781848420755Publication Date:
17 May 2012
Size: 216mm x 138mm£10.99
EPUB, 256 pages ISBN: 9781788500104Publication Date:
5 Apr 2018
£10.99

Chekhov on Theatre

By Anton Chekhov Compiled by Jutta Hercher and Peter Urban Translated by Stephen Mulrine

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A unique collection of everything that Chekhov wrote about the theatre.

Chekhov started writing about theatre in newspaper articles and in his own letters even before he began writing plays. Later, he wrote in detail about his own plays to his lifelong friend and mentor Alexei Suvorin, his wife and leading actress, Olga Knipper, and to the two directors of the Moscow Art Theatre, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Collected for this volume, these writings reveal Chekhov's instinctive curiosity about the way theatre works – and his concerns about how best to realise his own intentions as a playwright. Often peppery, passionate, even distraught, as he feels his plays misinterpreted or undermined, Chekhov comes over in these pages as a true man of the theatre.

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'Chekhov is an acute observer who could easily have made his way as a director or dramaturg judging by his ability to spot strengths and weaknesses in not only his own writing but that of others. This book builds a strong picture of theatrical life in Moscow and St Petersburg just before and at the turn of the last century, with vast amounts of bitching seemingly a commonplace. It can also serve as a tangential autobiography since, through its pages, it is possible to learn much about its subject's life and work.'

British Theatre Guide
Series: ...On Theatre
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781848420755Publication Date:
17 May 2012
Size: 216mm x 138mm£10.99
EPUB, 256 pages ISBN: 9781788500104Publication Date:
5 Apr 2018
£10.99

Also by Anton Chekhov:

The Proposal
The Cherry Orchard
The Seagull
The Seagull
Chekhov: Shorts
Three Sisters
On the Evils of Tobacco
Three Sisters
The Wedding
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Three Sisters
A Tragic Figure
Three Sisters
Seagull
Three Sisters
The Cherry Orchard
The Bear
Swansong
The Cherry Orchard
Uncle Vanya
Ivanov
Uncle Vanya

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

Ibsen: Three Plays
On the Evils of Tobacco
Six Characters in Search of an Author
The Game Of Love And Chance
The Dance of Death
The Seagull
Ivanov
The Wedding
The Proposal
An Enemy of the People
Summerfolk
Uncle Vanya
The Cherry Orchard
The Government Inspector
Chekhov: Shorts
Swansong
The Misanthrope
The Servant of Two Masters
Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday
The Bear
A Tragic Figure
The Wild Duck
Three Sisters
Ghosts
Children of the Sun
John Gabriel Borkman
The Marriage of Figaro

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