New PDF release: Adapting Chekhov: The Text and its Mutations

By J. Douglas Clayton, Yana Meerzon

ISBN-10: 0415509696

ISBN-13: 9780415509695

This ebook considers the hundred years of re-writes of Anton Chekhov’s paintings, proposing a large geographical panorama of Chekhovian affects in drama. the amount examines the elusive caliber of Chekhov’s dramatic universe as an elaborate mechanism, an engine during which his enigmatic characters exist because the dramatic and mental ciphers we've got been de-coding for a century, and proceed to do so. Examining the perform and the idea of dramatic edition either as intermedial transformation (from web page to level) and as intramedial mutation, from web page to web page, the book provides edition because the rising style of drama, theatre, and picture. This development marks the performative and social practices of the hot millennium, highlighting our epoch’s have to interact with the heritage of dramatic varieties and their evolution. the gathering demonstrates that version because the perform of transformation and as a re-thinking of ordinary dramatic norms and style definitions results in the rejuvenation of latest dramatic and performative criteria, pioneering the production of recent traditions and expectancies. because the significant mode of the storytelling mind's eye, version can construct upon and force the audience’s horizons of expectancies in theatre aesthetics. for that reason, this quantity investigates the unique and transformative wisdom that the tale of Chekhov’s drama in mutations deals to students of drama and function, to scholars of contemporary literatures and cultures, and to theatre practitioners worldwide.


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138–48. Print. Liber, Vera. Review of Donka, a Letter to Chekhov. British Theatre Guide. Web. 12 Dec. 2011. Magarshack, David. The Real Chekhov: An Introduction to Chekhov’s Last Plays. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1973. Print. Maiakovskii, Vladimir. Polnoe sobranie sochinenii v trinadtsati tomakh. Moscow: Gosud. izd-vo khudozh. lit-ry, 1955–1961. Print. Minkin, Aleksandr. Nezhnaia dusha. Web. 9 Dec. 2011. Papernyi, Zinovii. ” Critical Essays on Anton Chekhov. Ed. Thomas A. Eekman. Boston: G. K.

Illuminations. Trans. Harry Zohn. Ed. Hannah Arendt. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1968. 69–82. Print. An “emended” version of the Zohn translation appears in Walter Benjamin, 12 J. Douglas Clayton and Yana Meerzon Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, 1: 1913–1926. Ed. Marcus Bulbock and Michael W. Jennings. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1996. 253–263. Print. Carnicke, Sharon. ” Chekhov the Immigrant. Translating a Cultural Icon. Ed. Michael C. Finke and Julie de Sherbinin. Bloomington: Slavica, 2007.

Astonishingly interesting! (11: 316) It is indeed true that Mayakovsky, like Meyerhold, rejected the psychological realism of the Chekhovian repertoire of the Moscow Art Theatre, which by the middle of the 1920s, after a period of decline, had become successful not only with the plays of Chekhov himself, but with productions in the same vein of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Days of the Turbins (1926) and Valentin Katayev’s The Squaring of the Circle (1928). Diagnosis and Balagan 29 There was, however, another side to Chekhov’s dramaturgy and another side to the traditional view of Chekhov’s works in general.

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