The Essential Plays

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Modern Library, 2003 - Drama - 263 pages
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Because Chekhov’s plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time—versions that have been staged throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain—are Chekhov’s four essential masterpieces for the theater.

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Contents

UNCLE VANYA
64
THREE SISTERS
120
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
196
Copyright

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Michael Henry Heim is professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. His previous translations include Anton Chekhov’s Life and Thought: Selected Letters and Commentary†(with Simon Karlinsky); The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera; and My Century, by GŁnter Grass. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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