Chekhov: Shorts
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848422919Publication Date:
16 Jan 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
£8.99

Chekhov: Shorts

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Paperback £8.99

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This collection features Chekhov's best-known short plays in brand new translations: three farces, two comic duologues and a monologue, all of them referred to by Chekhov as 'vaudevilles' and all written in the late 1880s before any of his great full-length plays. 'I don't much care for theatre,' he wrote at the time, 'but I do enjoy vaudevilles.'

The BearThe Proposal and The Wedding are all farces on the preposterous busness of courtship and marriage. A Tragic Figure and Swansong are comic duologues: one about a civil servant sweltering in Moscow coping with the incessant demands of his family from their summer dacha, the other about a melancholy old actor perked up by memories of past glories. On the Evils of Tobacco is a bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

These accurate and actable translations by Chekhov expert Stephen Mulrine reveal a dramatist revelling in the broad comedy of human behaviour, a comedy which was refined in his later masterpieces.

Highly entertaining, these comic shorts offer a fascinating insight into Chekhov's development as a dramatist, and will provide actors at any level – student, amateur or professional – with an ideal showcase.

This edition also includes an introduction, a chronology of key dates, and a pronunciation guide.

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848422919Publication Date:
16 Jan 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780012599Publication Date:
20 Mar 2014
£8.99

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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