Uncle Vanya (Paperback)

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Full Length Play
Dramatic Comedy

5m, 4f

Winner! 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play
Nominee! 2013 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Play Revival
Top 10 in 2012! Charles Isherwood, The New York Times 
Top 10 in 2012! Scott Brown, New York Magazine

This intimate, immersive new adaptation of Chekhov's classic from critically-acclaimed playwright Annie Baker, author of Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation, and The Flick, brings colloquial language to this internationaly beloved story of human relationships and yearning. Written with the “goal of creating a version that sounds to our contemporary American ears the way the play sounded to Russian ears during the play’s first productions in the provinces in 1898”, Ms. Baker's Uncle Vanya introduces 21st century audiences to Chekhov's enduring wit, insight, and emotionl depth.

This strikingly intimate Uncle Vanya is one of the summer’s hot tickets” - The New York Times

“Wholly absorbing." - Time Out New York

“Devastatingly beautiful…Go see it. People are going to be talking about this one for years.” -Village Voice

“Annie Baker’s colloquial version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is more than a modern-dress treatment of a classic work. It’s a fresh rethinking of the material from the perspective of a modern mind.” - Variety

“The most intimate and engaging exploration of Chekhov’s bleak comedy since Andre Gregory’s Vanya on 42nd Street more than 20 years ago.” - Bloomberg News

“a soul-satisfying Uncle Vanya.” - Philly Inquirer

“Baker’s strikingly colloquial (yet remarkably faithful) translation…eliminates any distance we might feel from these universal characters first created over 100 years ago, but recognizable to - and in - each one of us.” - TheaterMania

“Chekhov's 1898 masterpiece…as low-frills, intimate and homemade as possible.” - The New York Times

“Top 10 things on the New York stage…” - New York Daily News

“Baker practices…astonishing verbal magic “ - The Paris Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780573701566
ISBN-10: 0573701563
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: April 14th, 2015
Pages: 84
Language: English