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Uncle Vanya (Play)

St Martin's Theatre

Melbourne - 1971

Uncle Vanya  is a play by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. It was first published in 1897 and received its Moscow première in 1899 in a production by the Moscow Art Theatre, under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavski.

Uncle Vanya is unique among Chekhov's major plays because it is essentially an extensive reworking of his own play published a decade earlier, The Wood Demon.  By elucidating the specific changes Chekhov made during the revision process - these include reducing the cast-list from almost two dozen down to a lean nine, changing the climactic suicide of the The Wood Demon into the famous failed homicide of Uncle Vanya, and altering the original happy ending into a more problematic, less final resolution - critics such as Donald Rayfield, Richard Gilman, and Eric Bentley have sought to chart the development of Chekhov's dramaturgical method through the 1890s.

Cast - Barry Hill, Beverley Dunn, Norman Kaye, Sheila Florance, Peter Norton, Elke Neidhardt, John Smythe, Vivean Gray

Size 215 x 145 mm
Condition: Used Good 8/10 Cover has some small age spots
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