The Seagull (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)

The Seagull (Oberon Modern Plays) By Anton Chekhov, Torben Betts (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Anton Chekhov, Torben Betts (Adapted by)
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"We need the theatre, couldn't, couldn't do without it. Could we?"

A successful actress visits her brother's isolated estate far from the city, throwing the frustrated residents unfulfilled ambitions into sharp relief. As her son attempts to impress with a self-penned play, putting much more than his pride at stake, others dream of fame, love and the ability to change their past.

Chekhov's darkly comic masterpiece is reignited for the 21st century by one of the most exciting new voices in British Theatre, Anya Reiss, Winner of the Most Promising Playwright at both the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards.

About the Author

Anya Reiss wrote her first play when she was 14, as a member of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Wrtiers' Programme. Her debut play, Spur of the Moment (written when she was 17) opened at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010. Anya won the Most Promising Playwright Award at the 2010 Evening Standard Awards, Best New Play at the 2010 TMA Awards and Most Promising Playwright at the 2010 Critics' Circle Awards. He latest play, The Acid Test, opened at the Royal Court in May 2011 and received rave reviews. She also contributed to the Bush Theatre's Sixty Six Books in 2011 and the Old Vic's Children's Monologues in 2010. She has also written the play Forty Five Minutes for the 2013 National Theatre Connections.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781783198993
ISBN-10: 1783198990
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: July 26th, 2016
Pages: 104
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Plays