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Ivanov (Plays for Performance Series)

ISBN13: 9781566634083
ISBN: 1566634083
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $12.95
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
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Pages: 128
Average Goodreads rating: 3.78/5 (1243 ratings)

The first of Chekhov's full-length dramas, Ivanov treads a fine line between broad comedy and tragic melodrama. Ivanov, a young estate owner, is too intelligent and too bored to endure his provincial life. He is a "superfluous man," attracted to a beautiful young woman who threatens his moral foundations and leads him ultimately to tragedy. This new translation beautifully captures Chekhov's dialogue for modern audiences.