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Uncle Vanya: Scenes from Country Life in Four Acts

Uncle Vanya: Scenes from Country Life in Four Acts

Adapted by Emily Mann from the Chekhov play. Literature and Culture Consultant, Ellen Chances.

Product Code: U28000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 4m., 4w. (The one extra character is the watchman.)

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This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

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Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Synopsis

Alexander, a retired professor, and his beautiful young wife, Yelena, have returned to his country estate. Their presence is a complete disruption to everyone including Sonya, the daughter of the professor and his first wife, and Uncle Vanya, the first wife's brother, who have managed the farm for many years. The presence of the captivating Yelena introduces tension into the household. Dr. Astrov, a frequent visitor, and Vanya both fall in love with her. Unfortunately, Sonya has long been secretly in love with Astrov, who fails even to notice her. Yelena attempts to help Sonya's cause but is unsuccessful as she struggles to deny her own attraction to Astrov. When Vanya realizes that Alexander has a fraudulent reputation and that he is planning to sell the estate, Vanya, furious and desperate, attempts to shoot him. Alexander and Yelena decide to leave the estate, and Vanya asserts that now, "everything will be just as it was." Of course, nothing will ever be the same.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code U28000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 165 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583422342
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"[This] Uncle Vanya is so nicely balanced among the four principal characters that the play can be construed as belonging to each and to all at once… a well-conceived, wonderfully performed symphony. It makes each major role important and sympathetic while orchestrating them into a whole that beautifully captures the sad music of a play in which not one of them gets what she or he desires." -The Inquirer

"The Mann adaptation…is something special… The contemporary language…sounds effortless as it teaches that we must persevere through whatever disappointment life hands us." -Los Angeles Times

"Full of quirks and foibles and tics—as well as heartbreaking longing and disappointment… is both true to the source and new enough to show you things you'd never seen in the play before." -Citypaper.net