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The Anton Chekhov collection

Author: Rex HarrisonSiân PhillipsClive RevillIan HolmFrancesca AnnisAll authors
Publisher: [London] : 2/Entertain : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, ©2008.
Series: Performance.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC.
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Genre/Form: Television adaptations
Televised plays
Radio adaptations
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Named Person: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rex Harrison; Siân Phillips; Clive Revill; Ian Holm; Francesca Annis; Ian McKellen; Ralph Fiennes; Michael Gambon; Patrick Stewart; Meg Wynn Owen; Anthony Hopkins; David Warner; Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; Joss Ackland; Judi Dench; Peggy Ashcroft; John Gielgud; Ronald Fraser; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Christopher Morahan; John Elliot; Cedric Messina; Dmitri Makaroff; Donald McWhinnie; Ronald Hingley; Elisaveta Fen; Rosemary Hill; Eric Bentley; Michael Lindsay-Hogg; David Jones; Jeremy Brooks; Melvyn Bragg; Gavin Millar; Vlada Chernomordik; Gregory Mosher; David Mamet; Simon Curtis; Gerald Savory; Michel Saint-Denis; Michael Elliott; Richard Eyre; Trevor Griffiths; Helen Rappaport; Ann Scott; Norman James; Michael Pennington; Ewan McGregor; Oleg Efremov; Geoffrey Bayldon; Joanna Dunham; Donald Eccles; Willoughby Goddard; Patsy Byrne; John Gill; Kevin Stoney; Neil McCarthy; Stacey Tendeter; Peter Eyre; Joe Gladwin; Ronald Hines; Angela Pleasence; Vickery Turner; Donal McCann; Cyril Luckham; Daphne Heard; Harry Moore, (Actor); David Bird; Dennis Edwards; Robert Gillespie; Roy Kinnear; Hilary Mason; Anthony Bate; Georgina Hale; Zoe Caldwell; Stephen Rea; Julia Schofield; Alan Webb; John Kane; Philip Locke; Brenda Bruce; Freddie Jones; Ann Bell; Roland Culver; Susan Richards; Ian Bannen; Rebecca Pidgeon; Rachel Kempson; Janet Suzman; Eileen Atkins; Michele Dotrice; Christopher Timothy; Michael Bryant; Sarah Badel; Richard Pearson; Donald Pickering; Eric Chitty; Dorothy Tutin; Paul Hardwick; David Buck; Roy Dotrice; Patrick Wymark; Bill Paterson; Anton Lesser; Harriet Walter; Suzanne Burden; Frederick Treves; Timothy Spall; Anna Massey; Paul Curran; Norman Kay; Richard Hartley, (Composer); Jeremy Sams; BBC Video (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; 2 Entertain (Firm); Stage 2 (Firm); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Royal Shakespeare Company.; BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
ISBN: 141986579X 9781419865794
OCLC Number: 244248424
Language Note: In English; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from disc label; some credits from booklet.
First and 5th plays are episodes in the BBC series Play of the month.
Booklet inserted in container.
"Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc."--Disc label.
Eighth play has series: Performance.
Bonus features: Michael Pennington portraying Chekhov, radio plays (Wild honey, Ivanov, Swan song), five short stories read by Ewan McGregor, rehearsals and scenes from Chekhov plays with Oleg Efremov and various actors.
Credits: Camera, Nigel Walters (5th play), Geoff Feld and Dick Greening (11th play) ; editor, Chris Wimble (5th play) ; music, Norman Kay (1st play), Richard Hartley (5th play), Jeremy Sams (8th play), Nick Bilcat (11th play).
Cast: Platonov: Rex Harrison, Sian Phillips, Clive Revill, Geoffrey Bayldon, Joanna Dunham, Donald Eccles, Willoughby Goddard, Trevor Kent, Patsy Byrne, John Gill, Kevin Stoney, Bridget Armstrong, Neil McCarthy, Stacey Tendeter, Peter Eyre, Joe Gladwin.
The wood demon: Ian Holm, Francesca Annis, Ronald Fraser, Ronald Hines, Angela Pleasence, Vickery Turner, Donal McCann, Cyril Luckham, Geoffrey Bayldon, Anthony Douse, Daphne Heard, Jay Neill.
The proposal: Harry Moore, Anne Robson, David Bird.
A wedding: Dennis Edwards, Robert Gillespie, Anne Robson, Roy Kinnear, Julia McCarthy, Hilary Mason, John Gill, Dallas Cavell, Arthur White, Reginald Marsh.
The seagull: Anthony Bate, Michael Gambon, Georgina Hale, Zoe Caldwell, Stephen Rea, Julia Schofield, Alan Webb, John Kane, Pauline Delany, Allan Surtees, William Hamilton.
An artist's story: Patrick Stewart, Meg Wynn Owen, Emma Williams, Phillip Locke, Brenda Bruce.
Uncle Vanya (1970): Anthony Hopkins, Freddie Jones, Ann Bell, Roland Culver, Jenifer Armitage, Susan Richards, John Baskcomb, Ann Dyson.
Uncle Vanya (1991): Ian Holm, David Warner, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ian Bannen, Rebecca Pidgeon, Rachel Kempson, Roger Hammond.
Three sisters: Anthony Hopkins, Janet Suzman, Eileen Atkins, Michele Dotrice, Joss Ackland, Christopher Timothy, Michael Bryant, Sarah Badel, Ronald Hines, Richard Pearson, Donald Pickering, Matthew Roberton, Erik Chitty, Marda Vanne.
The cherry orchard (1962): Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Paul Hardwick, David Buck, Patsy Byrne, Patience Collier, Roy Dotrice, George Murcell, Patrick Wymark.
The cherry orchard (1981): Judi Dench, Bill Paterson, Anton Lesser, Harriet Walter, Suzanne Burden, Frederick Treves, Timothy Spall, Frances Low, David Rintoul, Anna Massey, Paul Curran, Wensley Pithey.
Description: 6 videodiscs (ca. 1095 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([8] p. ; ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC ; Dolby Digital mono and stereo, 4:3 aspect ratio, 4xDVD9 + 2XDVD18.
Contents: Disc 1. Platonov (originally broadcast May 23, 1971) / by Anton Chekhov ; directed by Christopher Morahan ; translated by Dmitri Makaroff ; adapted for television by John Elliot ; producer, Cedric Messina ; BBC TV. Radio play Wild honey (1989) / translated and adapted by Michael Frayn ; produced by Peter King (Starring Ian McKellen) --
disc 2. The wood demon (originally broadcast Nov. 17, 1974) / by Anton Chekhov ; directed by Donald McWhinnie ; translated by Ronald Hingley ; producer, Cedric Messina ; BBC Colour. The proposal (originally broadcast Mar. 10, 1959) / by Anton Tchekov ; translated by Elisaveta Fen ; produced by Rosemary Hill. A wedding (originally broadcast Oct. 17, 1961) / English version by Eric Bentley ; produced by Rosemary Hill ; written by Anton Chekhov ; BBC TV. Radio plays. Ivanov (2001) / adapted by David Hare ; produced by Catherine Bailey (Starring Ralph Fiennes). Swan song (1965) / translated by Nicholas Bethell ; produced by John Tydeman (Starring Wilfrid Lawson) --
disc 3. The seagull (originally broadcast Feb. 5, 1978) / by Anton Chekhov ; translated by Ronald Hingley ; directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg ; producer, David Jones ; BBC Colour. An artist's story (originally broadast Feb. 2, 1974) / by Anton Chekhov ; directed by David Jones ; adapted by Jeremy Brooks ; produced by Melvyn Bragg and Gavin Millar --
disc 4, side A. Uncle Vanya (originally broadcast Nov. 8, 1970) / by Anton Chekhov ; Stage 2 ; translated by Elisaveta Fen ; directed by Christopher Morahan ; producer, Cedric Messina ; BBC TV. Side B. Uncle Vanya (originally broadcast Oct. 12, 1991) / by Anton Chekhov ; literal translation by Vlada Chernomordik ; director, Gregory Mosher ; [adapted by David Mamet] ; producer, Simon Curtis ; a BBC production in association with WNET/New York --
disc 5. Three sisters (originally broadcast Jan. 18, 1970) / by Anton Chekhov ; director, Cedric Messina ; translated by Elisaveta Fen ; producer, Gerald Savory ; BBC TV --
disc 6, side A. The cherry orchard : a comedy (originally broadcast Apr. 17, 1962) / BBC TV ; by Anton Chekhov ; the Royal Shakespeare Company ; Michel Saint-Denis's production ; directed for television by Michael Elliott ; version by John Gielgud ; adapted for television by Norman James. Side B. The cherry orchard (Originally broadcast Oct. 13, 1981) / by Anton Chekhov ; directed by Richard Eyre ; English version by Trevor Griffiths from a translation by Helen Rappaport ; producer, Ann Scott.
Series Title: Performance.
Other Titles: The wood demon.
Platonov.
The proposal.
A wedding.
An artist's story.
Seagull (Television program : 1978)
Uncle Vanya (Television program : 1970)
Uncle Vanya (Television program : 1991)
Three sisters (Television program : 1970)
Cherry orchard (Television program : 1962)
Cherry orchard (Television program : 1981)
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A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC.

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