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Uncle Vanya

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; David Mamet
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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So, what happens in Uncle Vanya? Not much; just life, played out over four acts. There are rich people, and there are people who work for the rich people, whom the rich people don't really care about. There is a gun fired in anger and desperation, but there aren't any bodies to carry off stage. There are men making fools of themselves over women. There are those who accept their fates and wait for their rewards in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
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Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904.
Uncle Vanya.
New York : Grove Press, 1989
(OCoLC)645294706
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; David Mamet
ISBN: 0802131514 9780802131515 0802111254 9780802111258
OCLC Number: 18323906
Notes: "An Evergreen book"--P. [4] of cover.
Description: 82 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Di︠a︡dia Vani︠a︡.
Responsibility: by Anton Chekhov ; adapted by David Mamet from a literal translation by Vlada Chernomordik.

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So, what happens in Uncle Vanya? Not much; just life, played out over four acts. There are rich people, and there are people who work for the rich people, whom the rich people don't really care about. There is a gun fired in anger and desperation, but there aren't any bodies to carry off stage. There are men making fools of themselves over women. There are those who accept their fates and wait for their rewards in heaven, and there are others who don't care one way or another. Chekhov's play moves so languidly that, without a vibrant cast, an understanding director, and a lively translation, it stands the chance of passing under the radar of the average audience. The reworking of the script aims at accessibility, replacing the "outdated colloquialisms" and "brittle prose" of earlier translations.

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