Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781840026436
Binding: PaperBack

Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov, Mustapha Matura

PaperBack (23 Feb 2006)

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Colonial Trinidad 1939. Three sisters endure a mundane but privileged life in the capital, Port of Spain. Living with their simpleton brother and his domineering wife, the women pass the time entertaining and being entertained by the local Volunteer Regiment. They occupy their lives with empty marriages and petty liasons whilst dreaming of returning to their adopted home country Cambridge, England where they spent their cosmopolitan youth. 

But hopes of emigrating to Britain are soon shattered as the European war escalates into a global conflict, Port of Spain is bombed and the Trinidadian soldiers are called to serve King, country and Empire.


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ISBN13 9781840026436
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


One of Chekhov's greatest plays, Three Sisters has been adapted and updated by one of the most prolific and lyrical African-Caribbean playwrights of our time. Mustapha Matura has won numerous awards including the George Devine award and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, his plays include Playboy Of The West Indies, As Time Goes By, The Coup and Meetings.

This adaptation of Three Sisters opened at the Birmingham Rep in February 2006 in a production by Eclipse Theatre Company, directed by Paulette Randall.