Uncle Vanya (Play)
Derek Jacobi, Laura Linney, Brian Murray
Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Apr 2000)
Uncle Vanya (Russian: Дядя Ваня – Dyadya 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 - Derek Jacobi, Laura Linney, Brian Murray, Roger Rees
Playbill / Program Date April 2000
Run: Apr 30, 2000 - Jun 11, 2000
Size 215 x 135 mm Pages 72
Condition: Used Good 8/10
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