Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
Melbourne Theatre Company - 1997
The Fairfax Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne
Three Sisters (Russian: Три сeстры́, translit. Tri sestry) is a play by the Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at the Moscow Art Theatre. The play is sometimes included on the short list of Chekhov's outstanding plays, along with The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull and Uncle Vanya. Act one begins with Olga (the eldest sister) working as a teacher in a school, but at the end of the play she is made headmistress, a promotion in which she had little interest. Masha, the middle sister and the artist of the family (she was trained as a concert pianist), is married to Feodor Ilyich Kulygin, a schoolteacher. At the time of their marriage, Masha, younger than he, was enchanted by what she took to be wisdom, but seven years later, she sees through his pedantry and his clownish attempts to compensate for the emptiness between them. Irina, the youngest sister, is still full of expectation.
This Souvenir Program is from the 1997 Melbourne Theatre Company Australian
Cast: Christopher Gabardi, Nadine Garner, Natasha Herbert, Marta Dusseldorp, Mandy McElhinney, Gerald Lepkowski, James Wardlaw, Kyle Wright, Bruce Myles, Rodney Afif, Miles Paras, Maria Theodorakis
Size 240 x 150 mm Lots information on the cast and Chekhov
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