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Irina, a fading, middle-aged actress; Trigorin, a dissolute but popular writer whom greatness has passed by, and the actress' frustrated, melancholy son Constantin who is lovesick over Nina, are the players in this bittersweet tragedy of lives and love gone wrong. Nina, enchanted by the debonair Trigorin and obsessed with acting on the stage, follows Trigorin to the city where she bears him a child and becomes a common dilletante. Ultimately deserted by the older man, Nina returns and again rejects Constantin's overtures of love.
Sir Tom Stoppard is a Czech-born playwright. He began his career in England in 1954 as a journalist, soon moving to London in 1960 to start work as a playwright. His first play, A Walk on the Water (1960), which was televised in 1963, soon reached London with a stage version titled Enter a Free Man (1968). His next work, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1964-65), showed at the 1966 Edinburgh ... view full profile
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