Are You There, Crocodile?
Inventing Anton Chekhov
By (author) Michael Pennington
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Are You There, Crocodile? by Michael Pennington
Book DescriptionAre You There Crocodile? combines biographical material about the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov with a narration of Pennington's efforts to write a one-man play about him; the book also includes the full text of the play that resulted.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840021929
(240mm x 159mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Plays only release their true meaning on stage. After an introduction to the historical background of Chekhov's play, the reader is conducted scene by scene through the Action of the play, followed by a discussion of the Characters, the Setting, Staging, Lighting, Costumes Props and Furniture.
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Author Biography - Michael Pennington
Michael Pennington has been a lead actor with the RSC, RNT and the Peter Hall Company. He was Joint Artistic Director of the English Shakespeare Company and has been a constant fixture on television and radio dramas. He has received Olivier Award nominations for roles in 'Romeo & Juliet', 'Strider' and 'Richard II', and a Sony Radio Award Nomination for his role in 'Jude the Obscure'. His solo show 'Anton Chekhov' has played at the National Theatre, the Old Vic, numerous festivals abroad, on radio and has been subject of a television documentary.
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