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Young Chekhov - Platonov & Ivanov & The Seagull

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Anton Chekhov adapted David Hare

Published by Faber & Faber

Large Mixed Cast

Anton Chekhov is one of the undisputed masters of world drama

He is usually thought to hide himself behind his characters and stories, keeping his own personality well off-stage

But when he was young he wrote three plays - Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull - which, with their thrilling sunbursts of youthful anger and romanticism, reveal a very different playwright from the one known by his mature, more familiar work

Young Chekhov brings these three blazing dramas together in versions by internationally acclaimed dramatist David Hare

Together, they offer the chance to explore the birth of a revolutionary dramatic voice

The plays show a writer freeing himself from the constraints of nineteenth-century melodrama and herald the shift into the twentieth century, and the birth of the modern stage

REVIEWS

"David Hare's inexhaustibly rich and game-changing adaptations of three of Chekhov's early plays. Thrillingly energised. Breathtaking performances. A triumph" ~ Independent ★★★★★

"A masterly depiction of drama's evolution" ~ Guardian ★★★★★

"Exhilarating" ~ The Stage

"A magnificent achievement ... Stylish, rich and winning" ~ Chichester Observer

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