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The Chekhov theatre : a century of the plays in performance

Author: Laurence Senelick
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Many now consider Chekhov a playwright equal to Shakespeare. Senelick studies how his reputation evolved, and how the presentation of his plays varied and altered from their initial productions in Russia to recent postmodern deconstructions.
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Senelick, Laurence.
Chekhov theatre.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)645866252
Named Person: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Senelick
ISBN: 0521440750 9780521440752 052178395X 9780521783958
OCLC Number: 35292685
Description: xv, 441 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Compromising with the theatre (Russia 1880-1896) --
2. A brace of gulls (Russia 1896-1898) --
3. Moscow nights (The Moscow Art Theatre 1898-1905) --
4. Competitors and imitators (Russian Empire 1898-1917) --
5. Chekhov goes West (Europe 1888-1938) --
6. Comes the Revolution (Russia 1917-1935) --
7. Chekhov learns English (United Kingdom and Ireland 1900-1940) --
8. At home abroad (Europe and England 1917-1938) --
9. America discovers Chekhov (USA 1900-1944) --
10. Under duress (Russia 1938-1945) --
11. Breaking with tradition (Russia 1950-1970) --
12. Ferment in an age of stagnation (Russia 1970-1990) --
13. Out of the rubble (Central and Eastern Europe 1945-1985) --
14. Un pictura poesis (Italy and France 1945-1985) --
15. All-American Chekhov (USA 1950-1995) --
16. Chekhov without tears (United Kingdom 1950-1993) --
17. Chekhov sans frontieres (The world 1900-1995) --
18. The perestroika of Chekhov (Eastern Europe and Russian Federation 1989-1995).
Responsibility: Laurence Senelick.
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Many now consider Chekhov a playwright equal to Shakespeare. Senelick studies how his reputation evolved, and how the presentation of his plays varied and altered from their initial productions in Russia to recent postmodern deconstructions.

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