9780060928759

The Plays of Anton Chekhov

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060928759

  • ISBN10:

    0060928751

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/7/2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

These critically hailed translations of The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters and the other Chekhov plays are the only ones in English by a Russian-language scholar who is also a veteran Chekhovian actor.Without compromising the spirit of the text, Paul Schmidt accurately translates Chekhov's entire theatrical canon, rescuing the humor "lost" in most academic translations while respecting the historical context and original social climate.Schmidt's translations of Chekhov have been successfully staged all over the U.S. by such theatrical directors as Lee Strasberg, Elizabeth Swados, Peter Sellars and Robert Wilson. Critics have hailed these translations as making Chekhov fully accessible to American audiences. They are also accurate -- Schmidt has been described as "the gold standard in Russian-English translation" by Michael Holquist of the Russian department at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(9)
Swan Song
9(10)
The Bear
19(16)
The Proposal
35(16)
Ivanov
51(58)
The Seagull
109(56)
A Reluctant Tragic Hero
165(10)
The Wedding Reception
175(16)
The Festivities
191(16)
Uncle Vanya
207(50)
Three Sisters
257(66)
The Dangers of Tobacco
323(8)
The Cherry Orchard
331

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