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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date May 1, 1989
Pages 82
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802131515
ISBN-10 0802131514
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A contemporary adaptation of the classic play which follows a retired professor and his young wife as they return to the country estate left by the professor's deceased first wife
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s Uncle Vanya is a sparkling restoration of a masterpiece of the modern stage, marked by Mamet’s finely tuned ear for dialogue and memorable poetic imagery.

In "Uncle Vanya," a retired professor and his beautiful young wife return to the country estate left by his deceased first wife to find themselves overwhelmed by the stagnant inevitability of the rituals of their life and class, and mercilessly taxed by the encroachment of age at the expense of youth. All of the play’s characters are plunged into that precarious state where, in Beckett’s words, “the boredom of living is replaced by the suffering of being.”

Working from a literal translation by Vlada Chernomordik, Mamet, who has also adapted Chekhov’s Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard, opens the way for a contemporary audience to establish immediate contact with a classic, infusing the power of Chekhov’s play with the potent precision of his own modern voice.


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