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Ivanov – Barbican Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director: Timofey Kulyabin Reviewer: Richard Maguire The opulently named Theatre of Nations is in town and earlier this week brought the stories of Shukshin to the stage. Now it turns its hand to a more familiar name, Chekhov, and his early and rarely performed play, Ivanov, moving the action to contemporary times. The play completely stands up ...

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Ivanov – New York City Center, New York

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director: Timofey Kulyabin Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The joke goes: What do you call someone that speaks three languages? Trilingual. What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. What do you call someone who speaks one language? American. And so it is for this reviewer at the Theatre of Nations’ brilliant production of Ivanov at New York ...

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Young Chekhov: Ivanov – National Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov (adapted by David Hare) Director: Jonathan Kent Reviewer: Maryam Philpott A game player, depressive, self-absorbed, troubled, tortured, unwholesome and let down by life, is Ivanov a good man? This is the central question of Chekhov’s 1887 play, which examines the nature of guilt and suffering as well as the difference between how things appear to those on ...

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Ivanov – Theatro Technis, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director: Gavin McAlinden Reviewer: Jon Wainwright [rating:3.5] For fans of the classic Chekhovian themes of illness, death, misery, wasted youth, gambling, drink, debt, hopelessness, doomed infatuations, unrequited love – this is a fun night out, made all the more authentic by this particular theatre’s old-school-hall feel, which needs no stage set to conjure up the bleakness of ...

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