The Complete Plays

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 - 1060 страници

"The most complete collection of the Russian playwright\'srepertoire." -- Vogue

This stunning new translation presents the only truly completeedition of the plays of one of the greatest dramatists in history.Anton Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama, his worksinterpreted and adapted internationally and beloved for theirbrilliant wit and understanding of the human condition.

This volume contains work never previously translated, includingthe newly discovered farce The Power of Hypnotism, the firstversion of Ivanov, Chekhov\'s early humorous dialogues, and adescription of lost plays and those Chekhov intended to write butnever did.

"[Laurence Senelick\'s] introductions and annotations of theplays are of immense scholarly interest. ... Senelick\'saccomplishment is astounding, and he has done some amazingdetective work in assembling variants of the plays, untranslatedwork, and dialog pieces that Chekhov wrote for comic journals inthe 1880s." -- Library Journal

 

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Съдържание

Preface
xiii
Chronology of Chekhovs Life
xxvii
A Note on the Translation
xxxv
Guide to Transliteration and Pronunciation
xli
Introduction
xlvii
EARLY EXPERIMENTS
1
Along the Highway
222
COLLABORATION
251
Swan Song Calchas
305
The Bear
415
Ivanov Final Version
453
The Wood Goblin
584
The Celebration
705
The Eve of the Trial
725
The Seagull
734
Uncle Vanya 8
811

HUMOROUS DIALOGUES AND PARODIES
263
Russian People
299
Lost and Unwritten Plays I 049
1049
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Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 in Taganrog, Russia. He graduated from the University of Moscow in 1884. Chekhov died of tuberculosis in Germany on July 14, 1904, shortly after his marriage to actress Olga Knipper, and was buried in Moscow.

Laurence Senelick is the Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University and author of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning The Chekhov Theatre and The Changing Room: Sex, Drag, and the Theatre. He is director of his own translations of Gogol's The Inspector General (1998) and Euripides' The Bakkhai (2001).

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