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By Anton Chekhov

Directed by Yvonne Shaffer

These short early comedies, (Chekhov himself described them as "vaudevilles"), though light-hearted and indeed often farcical, nevertheless give evidence of Anton Chekhov's perception of our precarious grip on our destinies, a perception which led him to explore the troubled, darkly comic world of his mature work. Adapted here by Yvonne Shafer, they reveal a quizzically amused sympathy for the life of the Russian moujik and the petit bourgeois, expressed in deft] y controlled episodes that range in mood from the melancholy to the wildly funny. They afford a valuable and rare opportunity to witness the work of one of the world's most accomplished playwrights during his apprentice years.

Publication Date

Spring 1991

City

Gorham, ME

Keywords

University of Southern Maine, University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Anton Chekhov

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

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Cast

ON THE HARMFULNESS OF TOBACCO

Performed by ... Ed Moore

THE ANNIVERSARY

Shipoochin ... Tony Payson
Hirin ... Richard Gifford
Tatiana ... Paula Libby
Merchootkina ... Sue Rowe
Members of the Deputation ... Tim Stevens, Jason Brown, Jody Nichols, Toby Dilorenzo

A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

Choobukov ... Ed Moore
Natalyia ... Rebecca Szatkowski
Lomov ... Tim Stevens

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Anton Chekhov: Three Vaudevilles Program


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