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The Seagull (Russian Drama Edition)

The Seagull (Russian Drama Edition)

By Anton Chekhov
Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky
Series: Russian Drama
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559365499, 128 pages, November 2017

Description

The Seagull, in this new translation for TCG’s Russian Drama Series, includes lines and variants found in Chekhov’s final version of the play, but omitted from the script for the original performance at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898, which went on to become the standard printed version. The restored text, a product of the continuing collaboration of playwright Richard Nelson and translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, provides valuable insight into Chekhov’s intentions in his groundbreaking play.

Reviews

“Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English. ” —James Wood, New Yorker