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Anton Chekhov at the Moscow Art Theatre

Illustrations of the Original Productions

Edited by and translated by Vera Gottlieb

Routledge – 2004 – 104 pages

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Description

The Moscow Art Theatre is still recognized as having more impact on modern theatre than any company in the world. This lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced facsimile edition of a Russian journal from 1914 documents, photographically, the premieres of all of Anton Chekhov's plays produced by the Moscow Art Theatre, including:

*The Seagull,

*Three Sisters

*Uncle Vanya

*Cherry Orchard

*Ivanov.

Edited by renowned theatre historian Vera Gottlieb, the volume also reproduces - for the first time in an English translation - introductions by Stanislavsky's collaborators Nemirovich-Danchenko and Efros. With 175 unique photographs, this is a significant contribution to our understanding of the origins of today's theatre.

Reviews

'A sumptuous collection of production photographs.'The Guardian

'This is an important contribution to theatre studies, with obvious appeal for the scholar and amateur alike … the overall impact of this collection is stunning.'The Times Higher Education Supplement

'A fascinating new book … [and] an astonishing publication.' – Media

'This facsimile edition is an essential resource for theatre practitioners, students and scholars. It is a unique addition to the material available on Chekhov's work.' – Sir Richard Eyre

'One of the most interesting books on the history of the Moscow Art Theatre' - Dr. Anton Smeliansky, Head of the Moscow Art Theatre School

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Description: Edited by and translated by Vera Gottlieb. The Moscow Art Theatre is still recognized as having more impact on modern theatre than any company in the world. This lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced facsimile edition of a Russian journal from 1914 documents, photographically, the...
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