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Anton Chekhov - The Seagull (Methuen Drama) - 9780413771001 - V9780413771001
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The Seagull (Methuen Drama)

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Description for The Seagull (Methuen Drama) Paperback. Two years after its disastrous opening in 1896, "The Seagull" was successfully revived at the Moscow Art Theatre. Checkhov's self-mocking description of the play was: "A comedy - 3F, 6M, four acts, rural scenery (a view over a lake); much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love". Translator(s): Frayn, Michael. Series: Student Editions. Num Pages: 192 pages, annotation, chronology. BIC Classification: DD; DSG. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 197 x 130 x 13. Weight in Grams: 188.
A Methuen Student Edition of Chekhov's classic play in Michael Frayn's acclaimed translation 'The play has been flooded with light, like a room with the curtains drawn back' John Peter, Sunday Times'The direct simplicity of this new translation ...uncovers not only the nerve endings of Chekhov's restless malcontents but also their comic absurdities. It is, as he always intended, actually funny ...' Jack Tinker, Daily MailWhen it opened in St Petersburg in 1896, The Seagull survived only five performances after a disastrous first night. Two years later it was revived by Nemirovich-Danchenko at the newly-founded Moscow Art Theatre with Stanslasky ... Read more

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About Anton Chekhov
Michael Frayn's work for the stage includes Alphabetical Order, Make and Break and Noises Off, all of which received Best Comedy of the Year awards, while Benefactors was named Best Play of the Year. His other works include Democracy (National Theatre and West End prior to Broadway) and Copenhagen (winner of numerous awards including the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle ... Read more

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