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ISBN-10: 0413771008

ISBN-13: 9780413771001

Edition: 2002 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Anton Chekhov, Michael Frayn, Chris Megson, Jenny Stevens

List price: $14.95
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As well as the complete text of the play itself, this volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work, an introduction giving the background to the play, discussion of the various interpretations and notes on words and phrases.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 2/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.484

Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824. He worked first in business and then law, but eventually turned to literature. During his lifetime, he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, at least 14 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. His works include Antonia, The Woman in White, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel, and Heart and Science. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and collaborated with him. He died on September 23, 1889.

Michael Frayn is the author of the award-winning "Copenhagen" & twelve other plays, including "Noises Off". The most recent of his nine novels is "Headlong", a New York Times Editor's Choice & Booker Prize finalist. He lives in London.

Chris Megson is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has taught and published widely in the field of modern drama, and is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays. Other works include: Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present (with Alison Forsyth, 2011), and Modern British Playwriting: The 70s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (2012).

Jenny Stevens is in Associate Lecturer for the Open University and a constultant for Ofqual as well as teacher trainer and a teacher of A Level English Literature.

Anton Chekhov: 1860-1904
The Seagull in context
The seagull and the enchanted lake
The play-within-the-play
Time and memory; youth and age; sleep and dream
Art and life; love and destruction
Comedy or tragedy?
Problems of translation
Critical perspectives
The Seagull in production
Further Reading
Translator's Introduction
A Note on the Translation
Pronunciation of the Names
The Seagull