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The Seagull By Anton Chekhov Michael Frayn The Seagull A Methuen Student Edition of Chekhov s classic play in Michael Frayn s acclaimed translation When it opened in St Petersburg in The Seagull survived only five performances after a disastrous fir

  • Title: The Seagull
  • Author: Anton Chekhov Michael Frayn
  • ISBN: 9780413771001
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Seagull By Anton Chekhov Michael Frayn A Methuen Student Edition of Chekhov s classic play in Michael Frayn s acclaimed translation.When it opened in St Petersburg in 1896, The Seagull survived only five performances after a disastrous first night Two years later it was revived by Nemirovich Danchenko at the newly founded Moscow Art Theatre with Stanslasky as Trigorin and was an immediate success Checkhov s dA Methuen Student Edition of Chekhov s classic play in Michael Frayn s acclaimed translation.When it opened in St Petersburg in 1896, The Seagull survived only five performances after a disastrous first night Two years later it was revived by Nemirovich Danchenko at the newly founded Moscow Art Theatre with Stanslasky as Trigorin and was an immediate success Checkhov s description of the play was characteristically self mocking A comedy 3F, 6M, four acts, rural scenery a view over a lake much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love.Michael Frayn s translation was commissioned by the Oxford Playhouse Company.
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    1. Praveen on said:

      My first play of ChekhovAfter reading it peacefully on my library desk I am going to watch it tonight I ll try to write my opinion on it Review After my reading of his stories, some of my GR friends had suggested me to try his plays I earnestly obeyed them with this first play of Chekhov I found once again very similar beauty and charm in it, which had made me his instant admirer, when I d first gone through his wonderful stories There are four main characters in this play TREPLIEFF, a young pla [...]

    2. Duane on said:

      Finishing The Seagull, I have now read the quartet of what s known as Chekhov s major plays.The Seagull 1896Uncle Vanya 1897The Three Sisters 1901The Cherry Orchard 1904So I saved the first for last and I think probably the best for last as well But they are all outstanding and I encourage anyone who hasn t read them to give them a try They all came within a few years of the turn of the 20th century, and at that time and place they were as good as it get s And they hold their own today, still st [...]

    3. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      The Seagull, Anton Chekhov 1355 130 1383 128 9643412717 1386 9789643412715 1391 1392 19 1363 96 1389 123

    4. Jason on said:

      I just noticed this is my 100th review Or perhaps it is my 98th if you only count the sober ones unless of course you re using the Alex method, in which case I ve only written two reviews because it s only the drunken ones that count , and so I shall allow myself in light of this occasion to blather away without bothering my head about any forms whatsoever As opposed to the usual Which reminds me of a quote I came across recently The conviction is gradually forcing itself upon me that good liter [...]

    5. Bam on said:

      A young girl grows up on the shores of a lake, as you have She loves the lake as the gulls do, and is as happy and free as they But a man sees her who chances to come that way, and he destroys her out of idleness, as this gull here has been destroyed Nina is a beautiful, young, aspiring actress in love with the author Trigorin who is perhaps only in love with himself How easy it is to be a philosopher on paper, and how difficult in real life.

    6. Bruce on said:

      March 9, 2009When I read a play, I am always aware of what a limited view I have of the work, knowing that I am seeing a mere skeleton without any flesh, a framework on which must be hung the realization of the work of art thinking that I have truly experienced the play by just reading it is, I think, much like convincing myself that I know a Beethoven symphony simply because I have read the score I have never seen Chekhov s Seagull produced, and that is frustrating I have read about it and can, [...]

    7. Bettie☯ on said:

      Bettie s BooksRe visit hereGuest cottage at Melikhovo where Chekhov wrote The SeagullDescription When it opened in St Petersburg in 1896, The Seagull survived only five performances after a disastrous first night Two years later it was revived by Nemirovich Danchenko at the newly founded Moscow Art Theatre with Stanslasky as Trigorin and was an immediate success Checkhov s description of the play was characteristically self mocking A comedy 3F, 6M, four acts, rural scenery a view over a lake muc [...]

    8. David Sarkies on said:

      The Tragedy of Unrequited Love28 September 2013 Russian literature seems to have a very bleak undertone to it, though I must admit that the only Russian authors that I have read are Dostoyevsky and Chekhov, and the only other author that I know of and do intend to read one day is Tolstoy I guess when you are swamped with the plethora of English writers, then writers from other nations really have to stand out to be noticed, but then I suspect that that is also the case in England I am not sure i [...]

    9. Irmak on said:

      Rus yazarlar n kitaplar n okurken kafam allak bullak oluyor Bir ismi farkl ekilde s ylemeye bay l yorlar kitap boyunca Hele bir de karakter say s oksa vay halime Bu kitapta da durmadan kitab n ba nda yer alan ki i listesine d n p durdum Karakterlerin isimlerine al maya ba lad mda ise kitab n sonuna gelmi tim bile Mart da karakterler kendileriyle ve ba ar l olma tutkular ile fazlas yla me guld r Ve hatta bir noktada da kendilerini ba ar ya, hrete, ne fazlas yla kapt rm lard r Bir de tabii ki a ka [...]

    10. Mel on said:

      Cuando mi mente sea capaz de salir de ese escenario, escribo algo coherente sobre ella Voy a disfrutar un poco m s de esta post lectura.Dos d as despu s, sigo d ndole vueltas a si Tr plev habr conseguido su prop sito, o seguir intentando suicidarse eternamente Sigo d ndole vueltas, tambi n, a c mo Ch jov fue capaz de crear esta obra tan nica tan parecida a Hamlet pero, al mismo tiempo, tan diferente Y sigo d ndole vueltas, por supuesto, a la falta de voluntad, a la falta de reacci n, a la frustr [...]

    11. Ken Moten on said:

      I first encountered Chekhov when I read The Portable Chekhov short story collection As amazing as those stories are, I had been waiting to introduce myself to what has made him one of the great masters of the arts his plays This play, like most Russian art of the 19th century is realism and the influence of Leo Tolstoy is obvious But unlike Tolstoy, whose works always strived to impart greater ideals and truths to his audience, to preach Chekhov is not a preacher, but a doctor and he goes about [...]

    12. Gloria on said:

      I don t know why I find Chekhov so much accessible than Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy, but his works never fail to pull me in Chekhov s keen observations, his own long life of bachelorhood until marrying at 41 and even then, in a rather unconventional marriage and lengthy list of love affairs must have surely contributed to his cynical, distraught characters.The Seagull is a heart wrenching complicated love triangle of Masha loves Constantine, Constantine loves Nina, Nina loves Trigorin who is Constan [...]

    13. Richard on said:

      I liked this play, but it is very brooding and strange, like much of the other Russian literature I have read I always feel as if there s something I am missing because I don t understand the language and culture, and cannot read this in the original Maybe if I read , it will baffle me less.

    14. Sine on said:

      ehir tiyatrolar n n mart s n izleyece im i in tehlikeli oyunlar bitmeden araya ald m a k as metin, oyunun kendisinden g zeldi oyunu hi izlemesem akl mda daha g zel kal rd , oyun biraz hayalimdeki karakterleri bozmu gibi oldu kitab n de il oyunun de erlendirmesini yap yormu um gibi oluyor ama oyuna gitti imde kitap yeni bitmi , hala antamdayd ayr d nmem pek m mk n de il yine de ehov sevenlere tavsiye edebilirim, d z bir metin olmamas na ra men kendini okutuyortap daha iyi demek sa ma olacak nk so [...]

    15. Stephanie Davies on said:

      Chekhov described his play as a comedy, three f six m four acts, rural scenery a view over a lake much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love, a description which hardly does justice to one of the best additions to the literature canon The Seagull is concerned with such compelling topics as unrequited love, failure, abandonment, and the banality and stifling mediocrity of life There are certainly funny moments within the play for instance, it is difficult to point a gun at your [...]

    16. Marquise on said:

      I can t say I quite enjoyed this play, but at least now I know first hand what the arch famous Chekhov s gun is truly like and will henceforth be using the metaphor less willy nilly and properly Not a half bad bit of knowledge to gain, heh

    17. Celia on said:

      As most of you who read the Classics already know, The Sea Gull is a play written by Anton Chekhov in 1895 it is the first of his 4 plays There are many characters in this play all with complicated, well developed characters.I have to say, I not only read the play, I watched it on Youtube It was performed at the Williamstown MA Theatre Festival in 1975 Some pretty awesome actors, both female and male, were cast in the play The emotions were high and intense There were so many love triangles port [...]

    18. Lily on said:

      NINA All men and beasts, lions, eagles, and quails, horned stags, geese, spiders, silent fish that inhabit the waves, starfish from the sea, and creatures invisible to the eye in one word, life all, all life, completing the dreary round imposed upon it, has died out at last A thousand years have passed since the earth last bore a living creature on her breast, and the unhappy moon now lights her lamp in vain No longer are the cries of storks heard in the meadows, or the drone of beetles in the g [...]

    19. Margaret on said:

      This was a decisive play in Chekhov s career as a writer After it flopped in 1896 he actually renounced the theatre as a whole The irony is not lost on me, as much of the play is spent discussing the pros and cons of modern theatre and the ruts it falls into.Trigorin and Nina are, in my opinion, two of the greatest characters he ever wrote, and one of the greatest opportunities an actor could have I still hold out hope to see a production of Chekhov one day.

    20. Annelies on said:

      Maybe I have ro read it twice, which I think I will also do It s a play so that means lot s of dialogues But I got lost in the personages because I didn t concentrate enough at the beginning I think the tale was good so it s worth to do it I will certainly also read uncle Vanya and the cherry garden.

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