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CHEKHOV: THE MAJOR PLAYS: The Sea Gull, The Cherry Orchard – Ann Dunnigan

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Ivanov, The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. A new translation by Ann Dunnigan with a foreword by Robert Brustein. A Signet Classic with 1964 copyright.

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Publishing Info
Chekhov: The Major Plays: Ivanov, The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. A new translation by Ann Dunnigan with a foreword by Robert Brustein. A Signet Classic with 1964 copyright. This is from the 26th printing of unknown date. The ISBN is 0451522702. It measures 6-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ and has 380 pages. Once used by stage and TV actress Kristen Bush. She wrote her name inside the front cover and there are some notes in pencil on some pages of The Sea Gull

From the Book Back
“Let the things that happen on stage be just as complex and yet just as simple as they are in life. For instance, people are having a meal, just having a meal, but at the same time their happiness is being created, or their lives are being smashed up.” Thus Chekhov summed up the credo that finds expression in the subtle construction and electrically charged atmosphere of his plays. In these portrayals of human beings trapped in a stultifying environment, victimized as much by their own weakness as by the greed of others, the most casual words and everyday actions assume the import of acts of destiny. Tragedy is mingled with farce, protest wars with resignation, in a world that yields from its darkest despair a singular moral affirmation—an affirmation that stands as the final mark and measure of Chekhov’s art. As Rohert Brustein declares: “…in the modern theater…there are none who bring the drama to a higher realization of its human role.”

Condition
Enlarge scan for better view. The cover has lighter handling/storage and spine has a reading crease about center (binding not broken). The pages are in very good condition, toning naturally from age, with name and notes as mentioned above. Stored in and shipped from clean, smoke-free home.

Shipping
Generally I mail orders the same day payment arrives. Unless you request otherwise, I will wrap the book in plastic wrap to help protect it from the elements, create a custom-made cardboard box to ship it in, and send via Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation tracking. See the Shipping page for the cost to send a one-pound Media Mail package. Insurance is an additional cost as described. I am delighted to combine postage and insurance costs if you purchase more than one item. The second item may travel for free or just a few cents more — so it’s worth taking a look at my other items before you complete your order.

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