Chekhov for the stage: The sea gull, Uncle Vanya, The three sisters ; The cherry orchard

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Northwestern University Press, Dec 9, 1992 - Drama - 240 pages
Chekhov For The Stage sets a new standard for dramatic translation. While the influence of Chekhov in modern theater worldwide, and especially in America, has been immense, translations into English have tended to be too literary ad have not communicated the full emotional power and precise attention to detail of Chekhov's Russian.

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Most famous for his plays "The Cherry Orchard," "The Seagull," "Three Sisters," and "Uncle Vanya," Anton Chekhov is one of Russia's most highly regarded dramatists and short-story writers.

Ivan Goncharov (1812a1891) was the son of a rich merchant family, spent most of his life as a civil servant, and published three novels.
David Magarshack was known for his many translations from his native Russian, including works by Dostoyevsky.
Milton Ehre is Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago.

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