Staging Chekhov's Short Stories.

Breece, Kenneth and Rollins, James (2015) Staging Chekhov's Short Stories. [Abstract]

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How does one interpret an enigmatic writer of early Realism and all he symbolized through acting in his plays? This question launched a two-semester project researching the writer, Anton Chekhov, and his work. Chekhov was a physician, naturalist, and playwright in Russia at the end of the 19th century. This research was essential as the preliminary step towards the final performance; A Chekhovian Sonata: Love in 3 Movements (“The Bear,” “The Bride,” and “The Marriage Proposal”) presented in February 2015. Although two of the one-acts were originally written as plays, the third piece, “The Bride,” was a 1903 short story and needed to be adapted into a script. The cast, using devised and improvisational rehearsal methods, created a modern retelling of Chekhov’s story. The research and the performances provided audiences with the proof of how poignant and vital the plays (and themes) of Chekhov can be for a contemporary audience.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Subjects: Undergrad Research Symposium > Theater
Undergrad Research Symposium
Depositing User: Kenneth Breece
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 20:33
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 20:33

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