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The Seagull  

Adapted by Torben Betts

The Seagull $22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST
‘Only love brings happiness into this earth, the poetical love of youth, sweeping away the sorrows of the world.’

As guests assemble at a country house for the staging of an avant-garde open air play, artistic temperaments ignite a more entertaining drama behind the scenes, with romantic jealousies, self-doubt and the ruthless pursuit of happiness confusing lives, loves and literature.

"This robust new production of Chekhov...seizes the classic text by the scruff of the neck... ... there’s a punchy energy and strong through-line of thought, perfectly mirrored by Betts’s earthy new adaptation which refuses to let everyone remain in an emotionally distant 19th-century world..." Evening Standard 

Cast : 5F, 7M

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-899-3 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB


ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV  ( 1860  – 1904)  was a  Russian  physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. 

His career as a dramatist produced four classics -  The Seagull Uncle Vanya ,  Three Sisters and  The Cherry Orchard , which are rarely absent from the stage -  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: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."

By Anton Chekhov, available from Currency Press - see all