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The Cherry Orchard
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
0486266826
Jan 1991
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From AudioFile
Only the Russians could have called Chekhov's last play a comedy. This L.A. Theatre Works production leans more heavily on the dramatic, even tragic, elements of the play. Marsh Mason is particularly strong as Ranevskaya, who has returned to her beloved estate several years after her young son drowned there, only to watch it slip from the family's hands. Hector Elizondo, as Ranevskaya's brother, is an excellent supporting character, as is Michael Cristofer as the wealthy neighbor who ultimately buys the property. The lone clunker in the cast is Jennifer Tilley, who is entirely inappropriate for her small role. D.B. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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An outstanding literary work. Well adapted for modern...


Anton Chekhov's Short Stories
Anton Chekhov
0393090027
April 1979
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Anton Chekhov's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Edition Series)
Anton Chekhov
0393924653
November 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Anton Chekhov revolutionized Russian theater through his inimitable portrayals of characters faced with complex moral dilemmas. This Norton Critical Edition includes five of Chekhov's major plays—Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard—and three early one-act farces that inform his later work—The Bear, The Wedding, and The Celebration. Laurence Senelick's masterful translations closely preserve Chekhov's singular style-his abundant jokes and literary allusions and his careful use of phrase repetition to bind the plays together. "Letters" is the largest collection of Chekhov's commentary on his plays ever to appear in an English-language edition. "Criticism" includes eleven essays by leading European and Russian Chekhov scholars, most appearing in English for the first...


Chekov
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
1566636264
Jan 2005
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Martha Lavey
Chekhov is the actor’s playwright...and Curt Columbus is the actor’s translator.

Robert Falls
These are wonderfully actable, clear, and concise, and Columbus has perfectly captured Chekhov’s unique blend of comic and tragic sensibilities.

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The Complete Plays
Anton Chekhov
0393048853
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For the first time, all of Anton Chekhov's drama in English in a single volume.This stunning new translation presents the only truly complete edition of the playwright who is in the pantheon of the greatest dramatists in history. Anton Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama, his works interpreted and adapted internationally and beloved for their understanding of the human condition and their brilliant wit. This volume contains work that has never previously been translated, including the newly discovered farce The Power of Hypnosis and the first version of Ivanov, as well as Chekhov's early humorous dialogues. No less important, Laurence Senelick, who has staged many of these plays, has freshly translated them to bring into English Chekhov's jokes, the deliberate repetitions of his dialogue, and his verbal...


The Essential Tales of Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
0060956569
July 2000
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Book Review
Anton Chekhov is best known as a playwright, the author of such classics as Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and Three Sisters, but he was also an accomplished short-story writer. The Essential Tales of Chekhov does not pretend to be a comprehensive collection of all his fiction, but it does lay claim to be the best. Reading these stories, one immediately notices how modern they feel. As Richard Ford writes in his introduction, "His meticulous anatomies of complicated human impulse and response, his view of what's funny and poignant, his clear-eyed observance of life as lived--all somehow matches our experience." Chekhov is a master of the telling detail, the acute psychological insight. In "After the Theatre" he captures perfectly the morbid, romantic imagination of a 16-year-old girl: "To be unloved and unhappy--how...


Three Sisters
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
0413771407
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play; a discussion of the various interpretations; and notes on indiviual words and phrases in the text

Language Notes
Text: English, Russian (translation) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Plays of Anton Chekhov: A New Translation by Paul Schmidt
Anton Chekhov
0060928751
April 1998
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From Library Journal
Chekhov left a legacy of four major dramas as well as hundreds of short comic sketches and stories. Strongly influenced by the Symbolist movement, Chekhov drew upon his personal experiences in depicting the lives of the Russian landed gentry. The period 1996-2004 marks the centennial of the premieres of his best-known plays and brings a renewed appreciation of his place in modern drama. The translations of The Three Sisters, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, and The Cherry Orchard by Rocamora (theater, Tisch Sch. of the Arts, NYU) remain faithful to the period flavor of the original while being fresh and fluid for modern American actors and audiences. Rocamora also provides a lengthy biographical sketch of Chekhov, which is useful for an understanding of his works. A respected translator, dramaturge, actor, and playwright,...


The Complete Short Novels
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
140003292X
Aug 2005
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Review
Praise for previous translations by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky:

“The reinventors of the classic Russian novel for our times.” –PEN/BoMC Translation Prize Citation

“Their translations have become the standard English-language texts.” –Newsday

The Brothers Karamazov: “One finally gets the musical whole of Dostoevksy’s original.” –The New York Times Book Review

Anna Karenina:The most scrupulous, illuminating and compelling version yet.” –The Oregonian

Book Description
Aanton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels–here brought together in...


Ward No. 6 and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Anton Chekhov
1593080034
July 2003
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Book Description
Anton Chekhov invented the modern short story. With writing that is concise, realistic, and evocative, he became a sort of photographer in words, less interested in plot than in the subtleties of mood and atmosphere, and the telling detail. His characters, always vividly drawn, come from all walks of life and often seem to be caught up in a world they don’t quite understand. Early in his brief literary career, Chekhov outlined in a letter to his brother his idea of the ingredients of a good short story. Arguing against moral judgments and political, economic, or social commentary, he wrote, “To describe . . . you need . . . to free yourself from the personal expression. . . . Subjectivity is a terrible thing.” Instead, he favored objectivity, truthfulness, originality, compassion, and brevity....


Gotham Writers' Workshop Fiction Gallery
Gotham Writers' Workshop
1582344620
August 2004
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From School Library Journal
Adult/High School–Arranged by themes, the stories in this terrific collection can be read both for enjoyment and for literary merit. They were written by established as well as recently published authors and include works by Anton Chekhov and Myla Goldberg. Topics range from crimes of passion to the humdrum of everyday life, and the tales' brevity and cutting-edge themes will appeal to busy students. Many of the pieces deal with contemporary issues like one-night stands (Pam Houston's "Sometimes You Talk about Idaho"), cheating (Ethan Canin's "The Palace Thief"), world destruction (T.C. Boyle's "After the Plague"), intolerance (Z.Z. Packer's "Brownies"), and the impersonal workplace (Daniel Orozco's "Orientation"). Each story is captivating; some are shocking. The selections are great examples of how...


Tales of Chekhov
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
0061153869
Nov 2006
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Plays: Ivanov: The Seagull: Uncle Vanya: Three Sisters: The Cherry Orchard
Anton Chekhov
0140447334
September 2002
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Book Description
Anton Chekhov wrote that "narrative is my legal wife and drama a flamboyant, rowdy, impudent, exhausting mistress." At a time when the Russian stage was dominated by farces, formulaic melodramas, and vaudevilles, Chekhov created plays that focused on characters grappling with moral questions. His works baffled his audiences, but his sensitive explorations of love, loss, and time as well as his portrayal of complex characters and ambiguities, revolutionized the theater with an exhilarating new form of drama.

This volume includes new translations, full explanatory notes, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary, as well as an introduction by eminent Chekhov scholar Richard Gilman.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language:...


The Portable Chekhov
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
0140150358
Aug 1977
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian


Stories
Anton Chekhov
0553381008
November 2000
Paperback
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Review
"This is an adagio reading, distinctive and fresh, that returns us to a work we thought we knew, subtly altered and so made new again."
-- The Washington Post Book World on the PEN Translation Award --
Winning version of the Brothers Karamazov by Richard Peaver and Larissa Volokhonsky

Review
"This is an adagio reading, distinctive and fresh, that returns us to a work we thought we knew, subtly altered and so made new again."
-- The Washington Post Book World on the PEN Translation Award --
Winning version of the Brothers Karamazov by Richard Peaver and Larissa Volokhonsky

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Anton Chekhov
Harold Bloom (Editor)
0791059421
December 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up--Literary scholars, teachers, librarians, and students have come to rely on this series as first-rate collections of literary criticism. This latest entry is no exception. An important strength of the book is its balance. Chekhov's plays and short stories are carefully examined and discussions of his contributions to both genres are included. These selections are nicely complemented by pieces focusing on Chekhov, the person and the writer, one of which is a collection of reminiscences by Maxim Gorky.Marilyn Heath, Greenwood High School, SCCopyright 1999 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

Book Description
One of the most influential writers of all short story writers, Anton Chekhov is examined...

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