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Three Sisters: A Comedy in Four Acts (Great Translations for Actors Series)

ISBN13: 9781880399286
ISBN: 1880399288
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $11.95
Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Inc
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Pages: 128
Average Goodreads rating: 3.75/5 (20 ratings)

First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901, The Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha, and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape. Their hopes for a life more suited to their cultivated tastes and sensibilities provide a touching counterpoint to the relentless flow of compromising events in the real world.
In this powerful play, a landmark of modern drama, Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and theme in subtle ways that make the work's climax seem as inevitable as it is deeply moving. It is reprinted here from a standard text with updated transliteration of character names and additional explanatory footnotes.