Anton Chekhov’s four greatest plays in one volume – in sensitive, accurate and much-performed translations by Stephen Mulrine.
The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov’s classic tragicomedy about an aristocratic Russian landowner who can no longer afford to keep her childhood home, with its beautiful but barren cherry orchard.
The Seagull, his first great play, dramatising the romantic and artistic conflicts between a fading actress, her novelist lover, her son and the girl he loves.
Three Sisters, Chekhov’s masterpiece of provincial claustrophobia, about three young women sequestered on an army barracks, longing for the excitement of life in Moscow.
Uncle Vanya, about an elderly professor whose plans to sell off his rural estate threaten the livelihoods of those who have worked tirelessly to keep the estate going.
This volume in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classic Collections series includes an extensive introduction, with biographical notes and suggestions for further reading.