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Uncle Vanya : Modern Plays - Anton Chekhov

Uncle Vanya

Modern Plays

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Along with Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya is credited as one of Chekhov's masterpieces and a significant precursor of modern drama. Set on a country estate in late nineteenth century Russia, Uncle Vanya is in part a study of the enervation of Russian middle-class provincial life. The major dynamics between the characters themselves are centred on two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere and a flirtation that brings disaster. Mixing the tragic and the absurd and dealing with a form that allows for ambiguity and contradiction, Uncle Vanya has been deemed "the first modernist play". (David Lan)

'boredom, waste, loss and wretchedness are seldom so eloquent and engaging.' Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday, 8.11.09 'Nobody could write about underdogs as well as Chekov. He was their chronicler, their unsentimental spokesman, their tactful psychoanalyst.' John Peter, Sunday Times, 15.11.09

ISBN: 9780413159502
ISBN-10: 0413159507
Series: Modern Plays
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 108
Published: 1st August 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 12.8  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1