The Moscow Art Theatre is still recognized as having more impact on modern theatre than any company in the world. This lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced facsimile edition of a Russian journal from 1914 documents, photographically, the premieres of all of Anton Chekhov's plays produced by the Moscow Art Theatre, including:
Edited by renowned theatre historian Vera Gottlieb, the volume also reproduces - for the first time in an English translation - introductions by Stanislavsky's collaborators Nemirovich-Danchenko and Efros. With 175 unique photographs, this is a significant contribution to our understanding of the origins of today's theatre.
'A sumptuous collection of production photographs.' – The Guardian
'This is an important contribution to theatre studies, with obvious appeal for the scholar and amateur alike ... the overall impact of this collection is stunning.' – The Times Higher Education Supplement
'A fascinating new book ... [and] an astonishing publication.' – Media
'This facsimile edition is an essential resource for theatre practitioners, students and scholars. It is a unique addition to the material available on Chekhov's work.' – Sir Richard Eyre
'One of the most interesting books on the history of the Moscow Art Theatre' - Dr. Anton Smeliansky, Head of the Moscow Art Theatre School