|01||01 - Act 1||39:03|
|02||02 - Act 2||36:09|
|03||03 - Act 3||30:39|
|04||04 - Act 4||35:12|
|The Three Sisters Cast:|
|ANDREY SERGEYEVITCH PROSOROV - Joe Spy|
|NATALIA IVANOVA (NATASHA), his fiancée, later his wife - Availle|
|OLGA - Elizabeth Klett|
|MASHA - Arielle Lipshaw|
|IRINA - Elizabeth Barr|
|FEODOR ILITCH KULIGIN, high school teacher, married to MASHA - mb|
|ALEXANDER IGNATEYEVITCH VERSHININ, lieutenant-colonel in charge of a battery - Bruce Pirie|
|NICOLAI LVOVITCH TUZENBACH, baron, lieutenant in the army - John Fricker|
|VASSILI VASSILEVITCH SOLENI, captain - Denny Sayers|
|IVAN ROMANOVITCH CHEBUTIKIN, army doctor - Algy Pug|
|ALEXEY PETROVITCH FEDOTIK, sub-lieutenant - Raken|
|VLADIMIR CARLOVITCH RODE, sub-lieutenant - Elizabeth Klett|
|FERAPONT, door-keeper at local council offices, an old man - David Lawrence|
|ANFISA, nurse - Ana|
|Narrator/Stage Directions - Mary Herndon Bell|
|Audio edited by Arielle Lipshaw|
Running Time: 2 hours and 21 minutes.
Read by: Cast (see contents)
Book Coordinator: Arielle Lipshaw
Meta Coordinator: David Lawrence
Cover: Colorized version of the front cover of the first edition of The Three Sisters, published 1901, by Adolf Marks, St Petersburg.
Inset: Stanislavski as Colonel Vershinin in The Three Sisters, 1922, The Russian Theatre by Sayler.
Inset: Anton Chekhov with a bow tie. Author unknown.
Insert: Photo of theatre performance of The Three Sisters by Jef Kratochvil, 2009.
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The Three Sisters is the third of Chekhov’s four major plays. Written in 1900 and first performed by the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901, it is a chronicle of the aspirations, dreams, hopes, frustrations, temptations, transgressions, compromises, and disappointments in the lives of the Prozorov siblings over a span of several years in a provincial town. The eldest sister Olga, 28, is a spinster school teacher. Masha, 23, a temperamental concert pianist carries on an affair with a dashing soldier, Vershinin, to escape a disappointing marriage. Irina, still hopeful at 20, hopes only to return to life in Moscow to find true love. They dote on their brother Andrei, who falls off the fast track and gambles his way into debt after an ill-advised marriage to the scheming Natasha, who gradually takes over the household and cheats on him with his boss. A number of soldiers stationed nearby become frequent visitors and companions as well. Interestingly, several of the key characters are frequently mentioned but never appear on stage: Protopopov, head of the local Council and Natasha’s paramour; Vershinin’s suicidal wife and two daughters; and Bobik and Sofia, the children of Andrei and Natasha. A landmark of modern theatre, the play is a subtle and powerful portrayal of everyday life fenced in by the limits of character and small-town reality.
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|Author||Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)|
|Read by||Cast - see credits|
|Length||2 hours and 21 minutes|
The Three Sisters
- Author: Anton Chekhov
- Product Code: DB-1219
- Availability: In Stock