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File On Gorky : Plays and Playwrights - Maxim Gorky

File On Gorky

Plays and Playwrights

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Writers-Files is an important series documenting the work of major dramatists of the last hundred years. Each volume contains a comprehensive checklist of all the writer's plays, with a detailed performance history, excerpted reviews and a selection of th Imprisoned for his revolutionary activities and championed by Checkov, Maxim Gorky ("the bitter") had his first play produced by the Moscow Art Theatre in 1902. Chekhov wrote, "Gorky is the first in Russia and the world at large to have expressed contempt and loathing for the petty bourgeoisie and he has done it at the precise moment when Russia is ready for protest." Among Gorky's most important plays are Philistines, The Lower Depths and Barbarians."Methuen are to be congratulated on launching this series...extremely useful to theatre professionals as well as to students and teachers of drama" (David Bradby, Speech and Drama)

General Editor's Introductionp. 5
A Brief Chronologyp. 7
The Playsp. 11
Philistinesp. 11
The Lower Depthsp. 17
Summerfolkp. 27
Children of the Sunp. 34
Barbariansp. 41
Enemiesp. 46
The Last Onesp. 52
Eccentricsp. 55
The Receptionp. 59
Vassa Zheleznova (first version)p. 61
Counterfeit Coinp. 64
The Zykovsp. 69
The Old Manp. 74
Egor Bulychev and the Othersp. 79
Dostigaev and the Othersp. 84
Vassa Zheleznova (second version)p. 88
Workaholic Slovotekovp. 92
Somov and the Othersp. 93
Iakov Bogomolovp. 95
Non-Dramatic Writingp. 97
A Select Bibliographyp. 101
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ISBN: 9780413650603
ISBN-10: 041365060X
Series: Plays and Playwrights
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 108
Published: 1st August 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 11.9  x 0.79
Weight (kg): 0.08
Edition Number: 1