Jonathan Cape, 1936, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Reprint
Travellers' Library edition; translated with introduction & notes by George Calderon. Tchekoff had that fine comedic spirit which relishes the incon¬gruity between the actual disorder of the world and the underlying order. Seeking as he did to throw our eyes outward from the individual destiny, to discover its relation to surround¬ing Life, he habitually mingled tragedy (which is Life seen close at hand) with comedy (which is Life seen from a distance). His plays are tragedies with the texture of comedies. Tchekoff wrote five important plays Ivanof; Uncle Vanya; The Seagull; The Three Sisters; and The Cherry Orchard. The rest are one-act farces. The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard were chosen for this volume as representing him at two extremes. The Seagull is easy, entrainant, not much unlike a Western play; The Cherry Orchard is difficult, rebarbatif and very Russian. 40 page list of series titles to rear. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 254 + 40 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Endpapers browned, text block clean. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles & gilt series logo figure to spine. blue cloth. Includes bibliography. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Theatre & Plays; Drama; Russian Literature; Russian Drama; Russia; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4514.