Anton Chekhov; Richard Nelson Three Sisters

ISBN 13: 9780881454949

9780881454949: Three Sisters

Chekhov's classic tale of three sisters stuck in a provincial town and longing for Moscow finds a surehanded adaptor in award-winning author Richard Nelson. "But what I have written is a farce." -Chekhov

"[Chekhov] was afraid of provincial life being exaggerated and caricatured, of his officers being turned into the usual heel-clickers with jingling spurs. He wanted us to play the parts of simple, charming, decent people in 'untheatrical' uniforms which looked as if they'd actually been worn." -Constantin Stanislavsky

"A natural-sounding translation by Richard Nelson." -David Hawley, Saint Paul Pioneer Press

"... works against melodrama and sentiment ..." -Mike Steele, Minneapolis Star and Tribune

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Chekhov's masterpiece in a full cast performance starring Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Westfeldt, Sarah Zimmerman and Jon Hamm. Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow, but have been living in the dull, gossipy backwaters of Russia for far too long. With their father's passing, and the ordinary grip of day-to-day life slowly suffocating them, the urge to return to the city with its rich and exciting life rises to a fever pitch. First performed in 1901, The Three Sisters mixes humor and heartbreak beautifully and is a perennial favorite of actors and audiences alike.

A L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance starring:

Tessa Thompson as Irina

Jennifer Westfeldt as Masha

Sarah Zimmerman as Olga

Jon Hamm as Vershinin

Josh Clark as Solyony/Rode

Josh Cooke as Kulygin

Dan DonohueTuzenbach

Pamela Dunlap as Anfisa

Marc Halsey as Fedotik

Rebecca Mozo as Natasha

Robert Pine as Chebutykin/Ferapont

Reid Scott as Andrei

About the Author:

Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 in Taganrog, Russia. He graduated from the University of Moscow in 1884. Chekhov died of tuberculosis in Germany on July 14, 1904, shortly after his marriage to actress Olga Knipper, and was buried in Moscow.

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