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Are You There, Crocodile? Inventing Anton Chekhov  

Are You There, Crocodile? Inventing Anton Chekhov $35.41 ex GST
$38.95 inc GST

Michael Pennington’s solo show about Anton Chekhov has taken London’s ‘Russian Actor’ from the Trans-Siberian Railway to Soviet and post-Soviet Moscow, into the repertoires of the National Theatre and the Old Vic, and across Europe.

Are You There, Crocodile? also includes accounts of his work on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Tolstoy’s Strider among other Russian projects, as well as searching essays on how Chekhov’s four masterpieces actually work in the theatre. This book is a study of the great writer, a partial autobiography, and, centrally, an actor’s search for identification with the elusive Anton Chekhov himself.

It is fortunate that so remarkable a man and writer has attracted so remarkable an actor -  Sunday Telegraph (UK)

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-192-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | HB


Michael Pennington has played a variety of leading roles in the West End, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, for the National Theatre and for the English Shakespeare Company, of which he was co-founder and joint Artistic Director from 1986–1992. He has also directed several productions of Shakespeare's plays, including Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

By Michael Pennington, available through Currency Press - see all