This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In these fresh, vibrant new translations of Chekhov's four greatest plays Seagull , Uncle Vanya , Three Sisters , and Cherry Orchard the brilliant theatrical translator Curt Columbus recaptures the master's open-ended simplicity. "Curt Columbus loves actors and his new translations of Chekhov's four major plays are his gift to them. These are wonderfully actable, clear, and concise, and Columbus has perfectly captured Chekhov's unique blend of comic and tragic sensibilities." Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Goodman Theatre. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: More than a century since Chekhov's death, his artistic influence continues to be felt throughout literature and the theater, where many refer to him as the progenitor of modern drama. Why is it that as frequently as Chekhov's work is performed in the modern English-speaking theater, it is so often stuck in interpretations that are historically accurate but bereft of contemporary resonance and genuine passion? Why does his prose often sound stilted, precious, forced, and humorless? To anyone who has read him in the Russian, this is the furthest from a description of his language that anyone could imagine. In Russian, Chekhov is blunt, muscular, even coarse, simultaneously funny and sad because he is so uncomplicated. In these fresh, vibrant new translations of Chekhov's four greatest plays—Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and Cherry Orchard—the brilliant theatrical translator Curt Columbus recaptures the master's open-ended simplicity, at once colloquial and accurate. He endows these timeless dramas with dialogue that is faithful to the Russian original but dazzlingly attuned to contemporary audiences. Here is Chekhov for the twenty-first century: a master playwright in the hands of a master translator.
From the Publisher: Chekhov's lyrical plays and uproarious farces continue to entertain theatergoers nearly a century after he wrote them. From his early work The Seagull --a depiction of estranged love and thwarted passion that became a great success Stanislavsky's Moscow Art Theater--to his last, The Cherry Orchard --the poignant portrayal of a land-owning family unable to adapt to a changing society--all his plays masterfully combine both levity and pathos. But his comedic genius comes to fruition most fully in his short entertainments, such as the hilarious courtship between a hypochondriac and a shrew depicted in The Proposal. Putting a "slice of life" on stage, Chekhov's dramatic art evokes the painful loneliness of the human condition, yet unfailingly highlights the pretensions and absurdities that make us laugh--at ourselves.
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