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The Seagull

Martin Crimp

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571234660
Date Published
06.07.2006
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Summary

‘Young girl lives on shore of lake since childhood – like you. Loves the lake – like the seagull. Is happy and free – like the seagull. Then one day a man turns up, sees her, and mindlessly destroys her.’

Martin Crimp’s pared down version of Chekhov’s first great play reveals the full force of its comedy and cruelty – whether it’s love, sex, incredible fame, or simply a trip into town, each character is denied the thing they most crave.

The Seagull, in a new version by Martin Crimp, premieres at the National Theatre, London, in June 2006.

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Martin Crimp was born in 1956. His plays include Three Attempted Acts (1985), Dealing with Clair (1988), Play with Repeats (1989), No One Sees the Video (1991), Getting Attention (1992), The Treatment (1993, winner of the John Whiting Award), Attempts on her Life (1997) and The Country (2000). He has translated or adapted work by Ionesco (The Chairs, 1997), Genet…

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