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Sneeze by Anton Chekhov
Book DescriptionComprising four one-act comic vaudevilles and four short stories adapted for the stage by Michael Frayn, The Sneeze introduces readers to a less familiar selection of work by one of the greatest precursors of modern drama. First published in 1989, this reissue includes The Sneeze; The Alien Corn; The Bear; The Evils of Tobacco; The Inspector-General; Swan Song; The Prospect, and Plots. Michael Frayn's translations of Chekhov's work marry the expertise of the translator with the innate understanding of a master dramatist and are widely regarded as the truest, most authentic renderings of Chekhov's work: 'His keen imaginative sympathy with the great Russian dramatist extends beyond translation ...But translation is an art at which he excels.' Spectator
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781408105221
(198mm x 129mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Kiss and Other Stories, Paperback (June 2016)» View all books by Anton Chekhov
One of Chekhov's most admired stories, 'The Kiss' is joined in this volume by five equally celebrated tales in a brand-new translation by Hugh Aplin: 'The Lady with the Little Dog', 'Ward Number Six', 'The Black Monk', 'The House with the Mezzanine' and 'The Peasants' - making this an indispensable collection.
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Author Biography - Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is regarded as one of the greatest precursors of modern drama owing largely to the brilliance of his four masterpieces: The Seagull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1899), Three Sisters (1901) and The Cherry Orchard (1904). His work is a staple of the stage and of drama and literature courses.
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