Page extent: 79
ISBN: 9781840023398
Binding: PaperBack


Anton Chekhov

Translated by David Harrower
PaperBack (01 Sep 2002)

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Ivanov, a driving force in local government and a visionary landowner, feels burnt out at thirty-five. Once the pioneer of scientific farming methods and of education for the peasants, he now drowns in bureaucracy and debt, his large estate neglected. While his wife is dying, Sasha, a young, educated woman, falls in love with Ivanov and determines to save him.

Set in a country suffering from political, ideological and spiritual stagnation, Chekhov's first full-length play anticipates the explosive revolutionary atmosphere of Russia at the turn of the century. Ivanov was performed at the National Theatre (Cottesloe) in September 2002.

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ISBN13 9781840023398
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 79


' intimate and subtly plotted as a piece of chamber music' The Evening Standard

'a play often patronised as an immature melodrama, one that Chekhov himself described as "a pudding", has the quirkiness, the subtlety, the unpredictable touches of human truth we associate with the great works that followed.' The Times