The Seagull (Young, trans.)

by  Stark Young, Anton Chekhov

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  8m, 6f

This is a precise translation of the classic story about life, love, theatre and the disappointments they hold for this passionate, imperfect cast of characters: Irina, a fading, middle-aged actress; Trigorin, a moderately popular author who realizes his own failure to achieve 'greatness', and Irina…

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The Seagull (Young, trans.)

by  Stark Young Anton Chekhov

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This is a precise translation of the classic story about life, love, theatre and the disappointments they hold for this passionate, imperfect cast of characters: Irina, a fading, middle-aged actress; Trigorin, a moderately popular author who realizes his own failure to achieve 'greatness', and Irina's muddled and melancholy son Konstantin, who is lovesick over beautiful Nina, an aspiring actress. Enchanted by the lure of the older, debonair Trigorin and obsessed with becoming an actress, Nina runs off with him to the city where she bears his child and becomes just another would-be of the stage. She returns to the provinces, deserted by Trigorin, and again rejects Konstantin's professions of love.
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Stark Young

Stark Young (1881 – 1963) was an American teacher, playwright, novelist, painter, literary critic and essayist. Young taught at the University of Mississippi in 1905-1907, and then moved to the University of Texas at Austin. There he established the Texas Review and became involved with theater. In 191 ...

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Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (29 January 1860– 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor thro ...

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