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The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov

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Paul Allain, Alexander Chudakov, Emma Polotskaya, Anatoly Smeliansky, Edward Braun, Vera Gottlieb, Patrice Pavis, Thomas Kilroy, Leonid Heifetz, Trevor Nunn, Ian McKellen, Arnold Aronson, Philip French, Tatiana Shakh-Azizova, Laurence Senelick, Donald Rayfield, Cynthia Marsh
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  • Date Published: December 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521581172

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  • This volume of specially commissioned essays explores the world of Anton Chekhov and the creation, performance and interpretation of his works. The Companion begins with an examination of Chekhov's life and his Russia. Later film versions and adaptations of Chehov's works are analyzed, with insights also offered on acting Chekhov, by Ian McKellen, and directing Chekhov, by Trevor Nunn and Leonid Heifetz. The volume provides essays on special topics such as Chekhov as writer, Chekhov and women, and the Chekhov comedies and stories.

    • Essays by major directors (Trevor Nunn, Leonid Heifetz) and actor (Sir Ian McKellen)
    • Very up to date, includes information on recent productions
    • Accessible introduction to major, studied playwright - Chekhov in student syllabus
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    "...there is a great deal of information here to use to those seeking a deeper appreciation of Chekhov, especially in regard to the performance history of his plays." Nineteenth-Century Contexts

    "well-conceived and well-executed collection that deepens and enriches our understanding of Chekhov's drama." Russian Review Vol 60/4

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    • Date Published: December 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521581172
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Notes on contributors
    Chekhov: a chronology Paul Allain
    Editorial notes: transliteration and titles, calendar dates
    Part I. Chekhov in Context:
    1. Dr Chekhov: a biographical essay Alexander Chudakov
    2. Chekhov and his Russia Emma Polotskaya
    3. Chekhov and the Moscow Art Theatre Anatoly Smeliansky
    Part II. Chekhov in Production:
    4. From Platonov to Piano Edward Braun
    5. Chekhov's one-act plays and the full-length plays Vera Gottlieb
    6. Ivanov: the invention of a negative dramaturgy Patrice Pavis
    7. The Seagull: an adaptation Thomas Kilroy
    8. Notes from a director: Leonid Heifetz on Uncle Vanya Leonid Heifetz
    9. Notes from a director: Trevor Nunn on Three Sisters Trevor Nunn
    10. The Cherry Orchard Edward Braun
    11. Acting Chekhov: 'A Friend to the Actor' Ian McKellen
    12. The scenography of Chekhov Arnold Aronson
    13. Chekhov on screen Philip French
    14. Chekhov on the Russian stage Tatiana Shakh-Azizova
    15. Directors' Chekhov Laurence Senelick
    Selected glossary Laurence Senelick
    Part III. Chekhov the Writer:
    16. Chekhov's stories and the plays Donald Rayfield
    17. The stage representation of Chekhov's women Cynthia Marsh
    18. Chekhov's comedy Vera Gottlieb
    Appendix A. Chekhov's works: primary sources from the Russian: variations of English titles
    Appendix B. Select stage productions
    Appendix C. Select screen versions
    Select bibliography
    Index.

  • Editors

    Vera Gottlieb, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Paul Allain, University of Kent, Canterbury

    Contributors

    Paul Allain, Alexander Chudakov, Emma Polotskaya, Anatoly Smeliansky, Edward Braun, Vera Gottlieb, Patrice Pavis, Thomas Kilroy, Leonid Heifetz, Trevor Nunn, Ian McKellen, Arnold Aronson, Philip French, Tatiana Shakh-Azizova, Laurence Senelick, Donald Rayfield, Cynthia Marsh

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