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Three Sisters

Chekhov, Anton - translated by Paul Schmidt

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ISBN 10: 1559360569 / ISBN 13: 9781559360562
Published by TCG, 1992
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Title: Three Sisters

Publisher: TCG

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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Wonderfully fresh and affecting.” Ben Brantley, New York Times

This lucid interpretation rewards with its deep understanding of a complex play.” David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

The works of Russia’s greatest playwright, Anton Chekhov, masterfully blend comedy and pathos, creating a richness of texture and characterization rarely seen since Shakespeare. With Three Sisters (1901), his portrait of the Prozorov family’s elusive dream of returning from the provinces to an idealized Moscow, he captured a restlessness and yearning which remain enduringly modern. In Paul Schmidt’s version the basis for the Wooster Group’s acclaimed adaptation Brace Up! we can perceive, for the first time in English, a refreshingly clear and colloquial style we instinctively know as Chekhov’s own.

ANTON CHEKHOV (1860-1904) led a double life as a practicing physician and a celebrated author of short stories and plays. The Moscow Art Theater’s stagings of The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky secured Chekhov’s reputation as a world-class dramatist.

PAUL SCHMIDT edited Meyerhold at Work and has translated writings by Rimbaud, Khlebnikov, Gogol, Kaiser, Mayakovsky and Genet. Recipient of an NEA fellowship and of a doctorate in Russian from Harvard University, his translations, adaptations and original plays have been performed across the country.

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The play focuses on the lives of three sisters, Olga, Masha, and Irina, young women of the Russian gentry who try to fill their days in order to construct a life that feels meaningful while surrounded by an array of military men, servants, husbands, suitors, and lovers, all of whom constitute a distractions from the passage of time and from the sisters' desire to return to their beloved Moscow.

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