|01||1 - Act I||26:08|
|02||2 - Act II||31:37|
|03||3 - Act III||31:33|
|04||4 - Act IV||34:48|
|Alexander Serebrakoff: Andy Minter|
|Helena: Karen Savage|
|Sonia: Elizabeth Klett|
|Mme. Voitskaya: Ruth Golding|
|Ivan (Vanya) Voitski: mb|
|Michael Astroff: Bruce Pirie|
|Ilia (Waffles) Telegin: BellonaTimes|
|Marina: Arielle Lipshaw|
|Workman/Watchman: Miles Espaillat|
|Audio edited by: mb|
Running Time 2 hours 7 minutes
Read by: Cast - see Contents
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Cover: Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity's Gate), 1890, Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Kroller-Muller Museum.
Inset: Promotional photograph for 1930 production of Uncle Vanya, May 1930, Kenneth Alexander, photographer, Theatre Magazine, Volume 51, Number 5, May 1930 (page 17).
Inset: Anton Chekhov with a bow tie, author unknown.
Insert: Performance of Uncle Vanya at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1899, Act III, 31 January 1899.
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Uncle Vanya is the second of Chekhov’s major plays, published in 1897 and first performed by the Moscow Art Theatre in 1899. An elderly retired professor and his beautiful young wife Yelena pay a visit to the family estate that supports their lifestyle and is managed by Vanya, the brother of his late first wife, and Sonya, his daughter by his first wife. Also on hand are Astrov, the local doctor; Maria, mother of Vanya and the professor’s first wife; Telegin, a tenant; Marina, an old nurse; and an unnamed workman. The visit reveals long simmering resentments and discontents as well as unrequited desires that build during the play’s four acts. Vanya and Astrov yearn for Yelena, while Sonya pines for Astrov. Things come to a head when the professor proposes to sell the estate, which would dislocate the residents, prompting Vanya to pursue the professor with a pistol. The professor backs down, he and his wife pack up and leave, and life returns to its heavy humdrum patterns. The play has been a staple in the modern theatre and has been adapted for film several times, most recently by David Mamet in 1996 as August.
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|Author||Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)|
|Read by||Cast - see Contents|
|Length||1 hour and 52 minutes|
- Author: Anton Chekhov
- Product Code: DB-1220
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