The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov
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Cambridge Companion to Chekhov by Vera Gottlieb
Book DescriptionThis volume of specially commissioned essays explores the world of Anton Chekhov - one of the most important dramatists in the repertoire - and the creation, performance and interpretation of his works. The Companion, first published in 2000, begins with an examination of Chekhov's life, his Russia, and the original productions of his plays at the Moscow Art Theatre. Later film versions and adaptations of Chekhov's works are analysed, with valuable insights also offered on acting Chekhov, by Ian McKellen, and directing Chekhov, by Trevor Nunn and Leonid Heifetz. The volume also provides essays on 'special topics' such as Chekhov as writer, Chekhov and women, and the Chekhov comedies and stories. Key plays, such as The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull, receive dedicated chapters while lesser-known works and genres are also brought to light. The volume concludes with appendices of primary sources, lists of works, and a select bibliography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521589178
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vera Gottlieb
Chekhov and the Vaudeville, Paperback (February 2010)
This book examines the strangely neglected area of Chekhov's one-act plays, written between 1885 and 1903.
Cambridge Companion to Chekhov, Hardback (November 2000)
This volume, first published in 2000, is an accessible Companion on one of the most important dramatists in the repertoire.
Chekhov Quartet, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by Vera Gottlieb
Translated from Anton Chekhov's short plays and adapted by Vera Gottlieb, this collection consists of four one-act plays. Each contains a wide spectrum of dramatic possibilities, and presented together the plays serve to form a coherent programme.
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