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Chekhov’s First Play – The Playhouse, Liverpool

Adaptor/Director: Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel Reviewer: Imogen Rowe Chekhov developed a particular style in his playwriting that can be seen to evolve throughout the course of his career. Coming in at the very start, Dead Centre distil and expound the essence of Chekhov’s style, themes and characters, taking what is thought to be Chekhov’s first, unfinished, play and using ...

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Platonov, or A Play With No Name – New Ohio Theatre, New York

[Platonov] [New Ohio Theatre] [NYC] (c)Maria Baranova

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adaptor: Laura Wickens Director: Jessica Burr Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In 1878, nearly twenty years before he wrote The Seagull, Anton Chekhov wrote his first full-length play, a sprawling work of over 200 pages that is alternately referred to as Fatherlessness, A Play Without a Title, or Platonov. The actress for whom it was written rejected the ...

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Young Chekhov: Platonov – National Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director: David Hare Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s not easy being adored, as many modern celebrities would attest; everyone wanting to be with them all the time, the endless flattery and the expectation that this monumental affection will be returned. Chekhov’s character Platonov experiences this exact problem as one weekend in the country he is reunited with a ...

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Sons Without Fathers – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Chekhov, adapted by Helena Kaut-Howson Director: Helena Kaut-Howson Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:2] In a new adaptation by Helena Kaut-Howson, Chekhov’s unruly Platonov, written when he was just 20, is brought to The Arcola in a raucous new adaptation by Helena Kaut-Howson, who also directs. Renamed ‘Sons Without Fathers’, it does away with subplots concerning older members of the community ...

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