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by Stephen Mulrine,Anton Chekhov

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Download Chekhov: Four Plays (Nick Hern Books Drama Classics) epub
ISBN: 1854598457
ISBN13: 978-1854598455
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Stephen Mulrine,Anton Chekhov
Language: English
Publisher: Nick Hern Books (September 1, 2005)
Pages: 352 pages
ePUB size: 1463 kb
FB2 size: 1244 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 274
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Chekhov is so fragile and difficult to get right. These are very readable and performable translations.
Excellent plays, and good shipping
Musical Aura Island
The product was listed as a translation by Carol Rocamora. What I received was a much older translation by Constance Garnett.
Carol Rocamora's translations of Chekhov's four most important plays are, simply, brilliant. These are not adaptations of the plays, but true translations: Rocamora is Chekhovian down to the punctuation. She has made the language contemporary not by translating as if Chekhov were writing now, but by providing the language with a poetic grace that is timeless. Chekhov remains very much a writer of his time and place, and this is as it should be -- we value him because he made the specificities of his time and place universal. Rocamora's translations also fill a gap by giving us Chekhov in American English. Michael Frayn's translations are wonderful, but it is impossible to speak them without an English accent slipping onto your tongue. This edition of translations provides a fascinating introduction by Rocamora, a pronunciation guide, and glossary
I compared Carol Rocamora's translations to a few other translations, and found hers much more full of life; more active, more violent, and more realistic. Other translations are dry and formal compared to hers. They lack the intensity of the character's emotions and they feel less contemporary.