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The Seagull - a book by Chekhov, Anton

The Seagull

The Seagull( )
Author: Chekhov, Anton
Adapted by: Reiss, Anya
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Oberon Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

The Seagull is one of Anton Chekhov's four undisputed Great Plays of Drama. In this new adaptation of the tale, award‐winning playwright Anya Reiss retells this darkly comi‐tragic masterpiece placing it in a contemporary setting, thereby revealing brand new truths and questions for audiences both new and versed.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Drama / European / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.36 x 8.01 x 0.01 Inches
Book Weight:0.286 Pounds
Author Biography
Chekhov, Anton (Author)
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the provincial town of Taganrog, Ukraine, in 1860. In the mid-1880s, Chekhov became a physician, and shortly thereafter he began to write short stories.

Chekhov started writing plays a few years later, mainly short comic sketches he called vaudvilles. The first collection of his humorous writings, Motley Stories, appeared in 1886, and his first play, Ivanov, was produced in Moscow the next year. In 1896, the Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg performed his first full- length drama, The Seagull. Some of Chekhov's most successful plays include The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, and Three Sisters. Chekhov brought believable but complex personalizations to his characters, while exploring the conflict between the landed gentry and the oppressed peasant classes. Chekhov voiced a need for serious, even revolutionary, action, and the social stresses he described prefigured the Communist Revolution in Russia by twenty years. He is considered one of Russia's greatest playwrights.

Chekhov contracted tuberculosis in 1884, and was certain he would die an early death. In 1901, he married Olga Knipper, an actress who had played leading roles in several of his plays. Chekhov died in 1904, spending his final years in Yalta.


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