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Seagull, The  

Seagull, The $20.86 ex GST
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“We need the theatre, couldn’t, couldn’t do without it. Could we?”

A successful actress visits her brother’s isolated estate far from the city, throwing the frustrated residents unfulfilled ambitions into sharp relief. As her son attempts to impress with a self-penned play, putting much more than his pride at stake, others dream of fame, love and the ability to change their past.

Chekhov’s darkly comic masterpiece is reignited for the 21st century by one of the most exciting new voices in British Theatre, Anya Reiss, Winner of the Most Promising Playwright at both the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards.

 


 

Cast : 6M, 4F

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-425-6 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB

Author

ANTON CHEKHOV (1860-1904) was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career.

ANYA REISS wrote her first play when she was 14 having become a member of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers' Programme. Her debut play, Spur of the Moment (written when she was 17), opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July 2010. Since then Anya has won the Most Promising Playwright Award at the 2010 Evening Standard Awards, Best New Play at the 2010 TMA Awards and Most Promising Playwright at the 2010 Critics' Circle Awards. Her last play, The Acid Test, opened at the Royal Court in May 2011 and received rave reviews. She also participated and contributed to the Bush Theatre's Sixty Six Books in 2011 and the Old Vic's Children's Monologues in 2010. She has also written the play Forty Five Minutes for 2013 National Theatre Connections.