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A Pocket Guide to Ibsen, Chekhov and Strindberg

Stephen Unwin

A Pocket Guide to Ibsen, Chekhov and Strindberg, by Michael Pennington and Stephen Unwin, is a handy reference book which provides an introduction, analysis and production details – as well as much besides – of three of the world’s all-time greatest playwrights.

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The essential, concise and readable guide to the plays of Ibsen, Chekhov and Strindberg.

Are you looking for an overview of the major work of these three leading playwrights?
Are you going to see a play by Ibsen, Chekhov or Strindberg and want a run-down of the storyline?
Do you want to know why these three are considered major writers?

A Pocket Guide to Ibsen, Chekhov and Strindberg gives you all this and more:

An introduction to each playwright
Historical and theatrical context to their plays
A synopsis for and analysis of each of the major plays
Details of productions around the world
A chronology of plays during the period

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) and August Strindberg (1848-1912) are acknowledged masters of their craft. This handy reference book aims to tell you why they should be considered as such, as well as giving you a snapshot view of the plays and a considered view of the writers.

Faber’s ‘Pocket Guide’ series includes: A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare’s Plays, A Pocket Guide to the 20th Century Theatre, A Pocket Guide to Opera and A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays.


Stephen Unwin is Artistic Director of the Rose Theatre in Kingston. He founded English Touring Theatre in 1993, where his Shakespeare productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, As You Like It, Henry IV, Parts One and Two, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet. He is the winner of the 2003 Sam Wanamaker Shakespeare Globe Award. He directed Kenneth…

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