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- DescriptionThe five year friendship and marriage of the writer Anton Chekhov and the actress Olga Knipper, who created many of the central female roles in his plays, is one of the most extraordinary love stories in the history of the theatre. Because of Knipper's work at the Moscow Art Theatre and Chekhov's illness which bound him to Yalta, their relationship flourished through a constant stream of letters between them. Temperamentally, the actress and writer were at odds and the letters reflect their life together, as tempestuous, teasing and spontaneous as the many relationships found in Chekhov's stories and plays. The volume is a testimony to the deep, passionate, improbable love of Chekhov and Knipper which survived almost insurmountable obstacles. An illuminating and heartfelt volume...Benedetti's translations have a welcome contemporary flair and provide an enjoyable, romantic read - ( Publishers Weekly ).
- Author BiographyJean Benedetti worked as an actor, director and television writer before turning to teaching. Between 1970 and 1987 he was Principal of th Rose Bruford College. During that same period he was active in the International Theatre Institute (UNESCO) and was responsible for organising many international seminars on the training of the actor and the director.
- Author(s)Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Ol'ga Leonardovna Knipper
- PublisherMethuen Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication15/03/2007
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMethuen Publishing Ltd
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byJean Benedetti
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementNew edition
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