The Complete Plays

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - Drama - 1060 pages
This stunning new translation presents the only truly complete edition of the plays of one of the greatest dramatists in history. Anton Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama, his works interpreted and adapted internationally and beloved for their brilliant wit and understanding of the human condition.

This volume contains work never previously translated, including the newly discovered farce The Power of Hypnotism, the first version of Ivanov, Chekhov's early humorous dialogues, and a description of lost plays and those Chekhov intended to write but never did.

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Contents

Preface
xiii
Chronology of Chekhovs Life
xxvii
A Note on the Translation χχχν
xxxv
Guide to Transliteration and Pronunciation
xli
Introduction
xlvii
EARLY EXPERIMENTS
1
Along the Highway
222
COLLABORATION
249
The Bear
415
The Proposal
434
Ivanov Final Version
453
The Wedding
563
The Wood Goblin
584
The Celebration
705
The Eve of the Trial
725
The Seagull
734

HUMOROUS DIALOGUES AND PARODIES
263
Russian People
299
Swan Song Calchas
305
Uncle Vanya
811
Lost and Unwritten Plays
1049
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About the author (2006)

Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 in Taganrog, Russia. He graduated from the University of Moscow in 1884. Chekhov died of tuberculosis in Germany on July 14, 1904, shortly after his marriage to actress Olga Knipper, and was buried in Moscow.

Laurence Senelick is the Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University and author of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning The Chekhov Theatre and The Changing Room: Sex, Drag, and the Theatre. He is director of his own translations of Gogol's The Inspector General (1998) and Euripides' The Bakkhai (2001).

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