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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."

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Chekhov on Theatre
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Chekhov on Theatre

Anton Chekhov (Translated by Stephen Mulrine)
 
Chekhov started writing about theatre—in newspaper articles and in his own letters—even before he began writing plays. Later he wrote in detail about these to his wife and leading actress, Olga Knipper, and to the two directors of the Moscow Art Theatre, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Collected here for the first time in Stephen Mulrine’s vivid translations, these writings reveal Chekhov’s many and varied insights into the way theatre works—and how best to realise his own intentions as a theatre writer. 

Compiled by Jutta Hercher and Peter Urban, translated by Stephen Mulrine.

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-075-5 | Sales rights: Australia & NZ | PB
Chekhov: 4 Plays
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Chekhov: 4 Plays

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Anton Chekhov (Translated by Stephen Mulrine)
 
Anton Chekhov's four greatest plays in one volume - in sensitive, accurate and much-performed translations by Stephen Mulrine. With an extensive introduction, including biographical notes and suggestions for further reading.
 
The plays —The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya —are also available in single editions. Click on the individual titles above for plot details, and further information.
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-845-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Chekhov: Shorts
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Chekhov: Shorts

Anton Chekhov (Translated by Stephen Mulrine)
 
This collection features Chekhov’s best-known short plays in brand new translations: three farces, two comic duologues and a monologue, all of them referred to by Chekhov as ‘vaudevilles’ and all written in the late 1880s before any of his great full-length plays. ‘I don’t much care for theatre,’ he wrote at the time, ‘but I do enjoy vaudevilles.’

These accurate and actable translations by Chekhov expert Stephen Mulrine reveal a dramatist revelling in the broad comedy of human behaviour, a comedy which was refined in his later masterpieces.

Highly entertaining, these comic shorts offer a fascinating insight into Chekhov’s development as a dramatist, and will provide actors at any level—student, amateur or professional—with an ideal showcase.
Cast : 2M, 1F; 2M, 1F; 2M;8M, 3F; 2M; 1M
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-291-9 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB