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The Notebook of Trigorin: A Free Adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Sea Gull
 
 
Author
Tennessee Williams.
Publisher New Directions  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780811213714
Pages/Publication Date 98/1997
Daedalus Item Code 23909
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At 24, Tennessee Williams discovered Anton Chekhov and felt an immediate affinity with the Russian's art and life. Both playwrights gravitated to psychologically acute and compassionate explorations of the tortured lives and frustrations of closely bound groups of characters; both mixed the comedy and tragedy of daily life with lyric intensity. Early on, Williams thought of directing The Sea Gull, and, over the years, often returned to the play, his empathy gradually shifting from Constantine, the youthful experimenter, to Trigorin, the world-weary writer. First performed at Vancouver Playhouse in 1981, The Notebook of Trigorin brought Chekhov's buried conflicts to the surface, though it did not meet Williams expectations, and he was still making revisions to the play when he died in 1983. It was not until 1996, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Sea Gull's first performance, that the Cincinnati Playhouse staged The Notebook of Trigorin as Williams had envisioned it. This edition is based on that production.
 
 
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