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The Seagull

Anton Chekhov
Translated by John Donnelly

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ISBN
9780571307241
Date Published
30.04.2013
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Summary

Idea for a story. A beautiful young girl lives by a lake all her life. She loves this lake. She’s happy and free, like that bird was once. Then a man comes along and for no reason at all… what do you think he does?
– He destroys her.
A story about how we make stories, a story about unrequited love, The Seagull is one of the great plays of the modern era. Chekhov explores emotion and creativity with the clarity of a doctor and the heart of a poet.
John Donnelly’s version of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull premiered in a Headlong and The Nuffield, Southampton co-production, in association with Derby Playhouse. The play opened in April 2013, followed by a UK tour.

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Anton Chekhov, Russian dramatist and short-story writer, was born in 1860, the son of a grocer and the grandson of a serf. After graduating in medicine from Moscow University in 1884, he began to make his name in the theatre with the one-act comedies The Bear, The Proposal and The Wedding. His earliest full-length plays, Ivanov (1887) and The Wood…

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