Uncle Vanya
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854594303Publication Date:
6 Aug 1999
Size: 160mm x 105mm£3.99
First Staged:
1899; this translation, English Touring Theatre, 2008

Uncle Vanya

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Paperback £3.99

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Chekhov's great play about an elderly professor whose plans to sell off his rural estate threaten the livelihoods of those who have worked tirelessly to keep the estate going. Translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

Vanya and his niece, Sonya, work relentlessly to keep their meagre estate going. Sonya finds relief in her undisclosed love for Astrov, the local doctor. But all hope of relief is banished when their lives are invaded by Sonya's selfishly destructive father and his beautiful new wife.

Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya was first staged at the Moscow Arts Theatre in 1899.

This translation by Stephen Mulrine, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, was first staged by English Touring Theatre at Rose Theatre, Kingston, in 2008, in a production directed by Peter Hall.

This version of Uncle Vanya is also available in the collection Chekhov: Four Plays.

Set Text >> Uncle Vanya is a set text for SQA English and Communications Advanced Higher.

Press Quotes

'Stephen Mulrine's translation has an easy, unforced gait, neither stolid nor self-consciously slangy; it strikes exactly the right note'

Financial Times

'A skilful new translation which moves flexibly between Chekhov's desolation and his domesticity'

Observer
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854594303Publication Date:
6 Aug 1999
Size: 160mm x 105mm£3.99

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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