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An Insiders’ Account of the Groundbreaking Moscow Production





ISBN 9780815374527
Published June 19, 2018 by Routledge
234 Pages

 
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This book is an insiders’ account of the groundbreaking Moscow production of Chekhov's The Seagull directed by Anatoly Efros in 1966, which heralded a paradigm shift in the interpretation and staging of Chekhov’s plays. It is a unique glimpse behind the curtain of the laboratory of new Russian theatre in the twentieth century. Efros' articles about Chekhov and The Seagull, his diaries, interviews and conversations, and most importantly the original rehearsal records combine to form an in-depth account of of the director and his working process. This is an essential book for anyone with an interest in Chekhov and the history of modern Russian theatre.

Table of Contents

Translator’s Preface   Foreword: How the New Chekhov Began   Chapter 1. Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull on the Russian Stage   Chapter 2. Efros’s Preliminary Thoughts on The Seagull   Chapter 3. Rehearsal Records of Anatoly Efros’s Production of The Seagull at the Lenkom Theatre, 1965-1966.  Epilogue: "How Quickly Time Passes!"

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Biography

James Thomas is Professor of Theater at Wayne State University.