Frayn has transformed the young Chekhov's wild and rambling epic Platonov into a glorious and intriguing comic masterpiece that premiered at the National Theatre of Britian.
"The triumph of Frayn's translation/adaptation is to have taken the bones of this immature work and molded it to offer us a tantalizing glimpse of the genius to come." - London City Limits
"The world can rejoice in an "new' play by Chekhov...a sprawling study of a provincial Don Juan whose indiscriminate love of women leads not only to their downfall but to his own." - Sunday Express, London
"Brilliant." - London Guardian
"One of the best evenings in the theater that Broadway has given us over the past few years."-New York Post