A New Poetics of Chekhov's Plays : Presence Through Absence (Hardcover)

Author: Golomb, Harai

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* Casts new light on how Chekhovs plays can be interpreted and enacted * The author explores all the prime components of Chekhov''s theatrical technique: text construction, themes and ideas, scenes, dialogue, plot, and interaction between verbal and nonverbal elements * A rigorous and comprehensive treatment of the many aspects of Chekhov''s artistic universe * All the major works explored. One century after the death of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), his plays are celebrated throughout the world as a major milestone in the history of theatre and drama. Outside the Russian-speaking community, he is undoubtedly the most widely translated, studied and performed of all Russian writers. His plays are characterised by their evasiveness: tragedy and comedy, realism and naturalism, symbolism and impressionism, as well as other labels of school and genre - all fail to account for the uniqueness of ''Chekhovism'', i.e., the essence of his artistic system and world view. Presence through Absence is a


Publisher Sussex Academic Pr
Mfg Part# 9781903900475
SKU 208039944
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1903900476
Release Date 2/1/2014
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