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Seagull, The (Brustein) - Full Length Play

Seagull, The (Brustein)

Anton Chekhov, Robert Brustein

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6m, 6f

ISBN: 9780929587882

Adapted by Robert Brustein
An adaptation from George Calderon's translation of the classic Chekhovian drama by Harvard Professor and Director Robert Brustein. Irina, a middle-aged, fading actress; Trigorin, a moderately popular author who realizes that he has failed in his aspirations to greatness, and Irina's muddled and mel…

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An adaptation from George Calderon's translation of the classic Chekhovian drama by Harvard Professor and Director Robert Brustein. Irina, a middle-aged, fading actress; Trigorin, a moderately popular author who realizes that he has failed in his aspirations to greatness, and Irina's muddled and melancholy son, Comstantin, a budding playwright who is lovesick over beautiful wouldbe actress Nina. Enchanted by the older Trigorin and obsessed with her dreams theatrical, Nina follows him to Moscow where she bears child by him and becomes a frustrated dilettante. Two years later, when deserted by Trigorin, Nina returns and again rejects Constantin's proclamations of love, the bereft young man careens to a sudden and tragic end.
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Robert Brustein

Robert Brustein

Robert Brustein served as the founding director of the Yale Repertory and American Repertory Theaters, and has supervised well over two hundred productions, acting in eight and directing twelve. He has written eleven adaptations for the American Repertory Theater and is the author of thirteen books on theater and society. His latest book, The Tainted Muse: Prejudices and Preconceptions in ... view full profile

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