The Seagull (Stoppard, trans.)

by  Tom Stoppard, Anton Chekhov

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 5f

"Stoppard's recent translation of The Seagull has given us the achingly sad and escapably tragic world that the great Russian playwright envisioned. The work overtakes us...Emotions flow like tears."- New York Daily News

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The Seagull (Stoppard, trans.)

by  Tom Stoppard Anton Chekhov

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This version of Chekhov's classic premiered at New York's Central Park Delacorte Theatre with an all-star cast featuring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Natalie Portman.

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.

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"Stoppard's recent translation of The Seagull has given us the achingly sad and escapably tragic world that the great Russian playwright envisioned. The work overtakes us...Emotions flow like tears.- New York Daily News

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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre in 2015. He wrote his first play, Enter a Free Man, whilst working as a journalist in Bristol. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves ...

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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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