The Anton Chekhov Collection

The Anton Chekhov Collection

DVD - 2008 | Full screen version
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A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC.
Contents: Disc 1. Platonov (Originally broadcast May 23, 1971) / directed by Christopher Morahan ; adapted by John Elliot ; produced by Cedric Messina (Starring Rex Harrison, Sian Phillips, Clive Revill, Geoffrey Bayldon, Joanna Dunham). Radio play : Wild honey (1989) / translated and adapted by Michael Frayn ; produced by Peter King (Starring Ian McKellen)
Disc 2. The wood demon (Originally broadcast November 17, 1974) / directed by Donald McWhinnie ; translated by Ronald Hingley ; produced by Cedric Messina (Starring Ian Holm, Francesca Annis, Ronald Fraser, Ronald Hines, Angela Pleasence, Vickery Turner). The proposal (Originally broadcast March 10, 1959) / produced by Rosemary Hill (Starring Harry Moore, Anne Robson, David Bird). The wedding (Originally broadcast October 17, 1961) / English version by Eric Bentley ; produced by Rosemary Hill (Starring Dennis Edwards, Robert Gillespie, Anne Robson). Radio plays. Ivanov (2001) / adapted by David Hare ; produced by Catherine Bailey (Starring Ralph Fiennes). Swan song (1965) / translated by Nicholas Bethell ; produced by John Tydeman (Starring Wilfrid Lawson)
Disc 3. The seagull (Originally broadcast February 5, 1978) / directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg ; produced by David E. Jones (Starring Anthony Bate, Michael Gambon, Georgina Hale, Zoe Caldwell, Stephen Rea, Julia Schofield, Alan Webb). An artist's story (Originally broadast February 2, 1974) / directed by David Jones ; adapted by Jeremy Brooks ; produced by Gavin Miller (Starring Patrick Stewart, Meg Wynn Owen, Emma Williams, Phillip Locke, Brenda Bruce, Yona Gailit)
Disc 4. Side A, Uncle Vanya (Originally broadcast November 8, 1970) / directed by Christopher Morahan ; produced by Cedric Messina (Starring Anthony Hopkins, Freddie Jones, Ann Bell, Roland Culver) . Side B, Uncle Vanya (Originally broadcast October 12, 1991) / directed by Gregory Mosher ; adapted by David Mamet ; produced by Simon Curtis (Starring Ian Holm, David Warner, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ian Bannen, Rebecca Pidgeon)
Disc 5. The three sisters (Originally broadcast January 18, 1970) / directed by Cedric Messina ; adapted by Elisaveta Fen ; produced by Gerald Savory (Starring Anthony Hopkins, Janet Suzman, Eileen Atkins, Michele Dotrice, Joss Ackland, Christopher Timonty)
Disc 6. Side A, The cherry orchard (Originally broadcast April 17, 1962) / RSC production directed by Michel Saint-Denis ; directed for television by Michael Elliott ; translated by John Gielgud (Starring Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Paul Hardwick). Side B, The cherry orchard (Originally broadcast October 13, 1981) / directed by Richard Eyre ; adapted by Trevor Griffiths from a translation by Helen Rapparport ; produced by Ann Scott (Starring Judi Dench, Bill Paterson, Anton Lesser, Harriet Walter, Suzanne Burden, Frederick Treves, Timothy Spall)
Publisher: [London] : 2/entertain : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Bros. Video, [2008]
Edition: Full screen version
Branch Call Number: ANT
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (ca. 1094 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([8] p. ; ill. ; 18 cm.)
ISBN: 9781419865794


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Apr 22, 2014

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Dec 21, 2013

Contains two versions of Uncle Vanya.


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