The Anton Chekhov collection

Format: DVD 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) PG3456.A13 2008x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
Call Number  (DVD) PG3456.A13 2008x
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD ANT
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD ANT
Platonov: A married provincial schoolmaster and notorious philanderer is only too happy to fulfill the desires of the women who find him irresistibly attractive.
The wood demon: Follows the stories of three romantically entangled couples.
The proposal: Although Chubukov has agreed to allow his wealthy neighbor Lomov to marry his young daughter Natalia, Lomov proves completely inept at actually proposing.
The wedding: A bridegroom's plan to have a general attend his wedding backfires when it is discovered that the general is actually just a lowly naval captain.
The seagull: Follows the romantic and artistic conflicts among Nina, an ingenue, Irina Arkadina, a fading actress, Konstantin Tréplev, Irina's symbolist playwright son, and Trigorin, a famous middlebrow story writer.
An artist's story: Examines the confrontation of ideas between Anton, a young landscape painter, and Lydia, a young aristocratic girl who devotes her life to good works.
Uncle Vanya: An elderly professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, Elena, pay a visit to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle.
The three sisters: Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father, a commander at a local army post.
The cherry orchard: An aristocratic Russian woman and her family return to their rural family estate just before it is scheduled to be auctioned in order to pay the mortgage.
Platonov / directed by Christopher Morahan ; adapted by John Elliot ; produced by Cedric Messina (May 23, 1971) (116 min.)
Bonus radio play. Wild honey / translated and adapted by Michael Frayn ; produced by Peter King (1989)
The wood demon / directed by Donald McWhinnie ; translated by Ronald Hingley ; produced by Cedric Messina (Nov. 17, 1974) (110 min.)
The proposal / produced by Rosemary Hill (Mar. 10, 1959) (30 min.)
The wedding / English version by Eric Bentley ; produced by Rosemary Hill (Oct. 17, 1961) (30 min.)
Bonus radio play. Ivanov / adapted by David Hare ; produced by Catherine Bailey (2001)
Bonus radio play. Swan song / translated by Nicholas Bethell ; produced by John Tydeman (1965)
The seagull / directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg ; produced by David E. Jones (Feb. 5, 1978) (125 min.)
An artist's story / directed by David Jones ; adapted by Jeremy Brooks ; produced by Gavin Millar (Feb. 2, 1974) (40 min.)
Bonus short story readings. His wife ; The bet ; The beauty ; Concerning love ; Vanka / produced by Gavin Millar (2002)
Uncle Vanya / directed by Christopher Morahan ; produced by Cedric Messina (1991) (126 min.)
Uncle Vanya / directed by Gregory Mosher ; adapted by David Mamet ; produced by Simon Curtis (Oct. 12, 1991) (129 min.)
The three sisters / directed by Cedric Messina ; adapted by Elisaveta Fen ; produced by Gerald Savory (Jan. 18, 1970) (130 min.)
The cherry orchard / RSC production directed by Michel Saint-Denis ; directed for television by Michael Elliott ; translated by John Gielgud (Apr. 17, 1962) (130 min.)
The cherry orchard / directed by Richard Eyre ; adapted by Trevor Griffiths from a translation by Helen Rappaport ; produced by Ann Scott (Oct. 13, 1981) (128 min.).

Additional Information
Subjects Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, -- 1860-1904 -- Television adaptations.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, -- 1860-1904 -- Translations into English.
Adulterers -- Russia -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Russia -- Drama.
Marriage proposals -- Russia -- Drama.
Weddings -- Russia -- Drama.
Theater -- Russia -- Drama.
Artists -- Russia -- Drama.
Families -- Russia -- Drama.
Sisters -- Russia -- Drama.
Gentry -- Russia -- Drama.
Russia -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Drama.
Television adaptations.
Televised performances.
Radio plays.
Radio adaptations.
Short stories.
Sound recordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [London] : Burbank, CA :BBC Video :2008
2 Entertain ;
Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video,
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Platanov (Television program)
Wood demon (Television program)
Proposal (Television program)
Wedding (Television program)
Seagull (Television program : 1978)
Artist's story (Television program)
Uncle Vanya (Television program : 1970)
Uncle Vanya (Television program : 1991)
Three sisters (Television program : 1970)
Cherry orchard (Television program : 1962)
Cherry orchard (Television program : 1981)
Pʹesa bez nazvanʹi͡a.
Lebedinai͡a pesn͡ia.
Short stories.
Di͡adi͡a Vani͡a.
Tri sestry.
Vishnevyĭ sad.
Contributors Harrison, Rex.
Phillips, Siân, 1933-
Revill, Clive.
Bayldon, Geoffrey.
Dunham, Joanna, 1936-2014.
Holm, Ian, 1931-2020
Annis, Francesca, 1945-
Fraser, Ronald, 1930-1997.
Hines, Ronald.
Pleasance, Angela.
Turner, Vickery.
Moore, Harry (Actor)
Robson, Anne.
Bird, David, 1907-1993.
Edwards, Dennis, 1916-2009.
Gillespie, Robert, 1933-
Bate, Anthony.
Gambon, Michael.
Hale, Georgina.
Caldwell, Zoe.
Rea, Stephen.
Schofield, Julia.
Webb, Alan, 1906-1982.
Stewart, Patrick, 1940-
Owen, Meg Wynn.
Williams, Emma (Actress)
Locke, Philip, 1928-2004.
Bruce, Brenda.
Gailit, Yona.
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-
Jones, Freddie, 1927-2019
Bell, Ann, 1939-
Culver, Roland, 1900-1984.
Warner, David, 1941-2022
Mastrantonio, Mary Elizabeth.
Bannen, Ian, 1928-1999.
Pidgeon, Rebecca.
Suzman, Janet.
Atkins, Eileen.
Dotrice, Michele, 1948-
Ackland, Joss, 1928-
Timothy, Christopher.
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Tutin, Dorothy, 1930-2001.
Dench, Judi, 1934-
Hardwick, Paul, 1918-1983.
Paterson, Bill, 1945-
Lesser, Anton.
Walter, Harriet.
Burden, Suzanne.
Treves, Frederick, 1925-2012.
Spall, Timothy, 1957-
McKellen, Ian.
Fiennes, Ralph.
Lawson, Wilfrid, 1900-1966.
McGregor, Ewan, 1971-
Morahan, Christopher.
Elliot, John, 1918-1997.
Messina, Cedric.
Frayn, Michael.
King, Peter (Producer)
McWhinnie, Donald.
Hingley, Ronald.
Hill, Rosemary.
Bentley, Eric, 1916-2020
Hare, David, 1947-
Bailey, Catherine, 1960-
Bethell, Nicholas, 1938-2007.
Tydeman, John (Radio producer)
Lindsay-Hogg, Michael.
Jones, David E. (Producer)
Brooks, Jeremy, 1926-
Millar, Gavin.
Mosher, Gregory.
Mamet, David.
Curtis, Simon, 1960-
Fen, Elisaveta.
Savory, Gerald.
Saint-Denis, Michel, 1897-1971.
Elliott, Michael, 1931-1984.
Eyre, Richard, 1943-
Griffiths, Trevor, 1935-
Rappaport, Helen.
Scott, Ann, 1942-
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Pʹesa bez nazvanʹi͡a.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Leshiĭ.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Predlozhenie.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Svadʹba.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Ivanov.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Lebedinai͡a pesn͡ia.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Chaĭka.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Short stories.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Di͡adi͡a Vani͡a.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Tri sestry.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Vishnevyĭ sad.
Royal Shakespeare Company.
BBC Video (Firm)
2 Entertain (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Platonov: Rex Harrison, Siân Phillips, Clive Revill, Geoffrey Bayldon, Joanna Dunham.
The wood demon: Ian Holm, Francesca Annis, Ronald Fraser, Ronald Hines, Angela Pleasence, Vickery Turner.
The proposal: Harry Moore, Anne Robson, David Bird.
The wedding: Dennis Edwards, Robert Gillespie, Anne Robson.
The seagull: Anthony Bate, Michael Gambon, Georgina Hale, Zoe Caldwell, Stephen Rea, Julia Schofield, Alan Webb.
An artist's story: Patrick Stewart, Meg Wynn Owen, Emma Williams, Phillip Locke, Brenda Bruce, Yona Gailit.
Uncle Vanya (1970): Anthony Hopkins, Freddie Jones, Ann Bell, Roland Culver
Uncle Vanya (1991): Ian Holm, David Warner, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ian Bannen, Rebecca Pidgeon
The three sisters: Anthony Hopkins, Janet Suzman, Eileen Atkins, Michele Dotrice, Joss Ackland, Christopher Timothy.
The cherry orchard (1962): Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Paul Hardwick.
The cherry orchard (1981): Judi Dench, Bill Paterson, Anton Lesser, Harriet Walter, Suzanne Burden, Frederick Treves, Timothy Spall.
Wild honey (bonus radio play): Ian McKellen.
Ivanov (bonus radio play): Ralph Fiennes.
Swan song (bonus radio play): Wilfrid Lawson.
Bonus short stories read by Ewan McGregor.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Television adaptations of nine plays.
Title from container.
Originally broadcast on television,Mar. 10, 1959-Oct. 12, 1991.
Bonus features: Three Chekhov radio plays; readings of five Chekhov short stories; Omnibus : Pennington on Chekhov (actor Michael Pennington discovers unknown facets in the personality of Anton Chekhov); A visit from Vanya (Oleg Efremov, director of the Moscow Art Theater, rehearses and discusses scenes from Chekhov plays with Russian and American actors).
System Details DVD (4xDVD9 + 2xDVD18); NTSC; region 1; full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital mono. and stereo.
Description 6 videodiscs (1094 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781419865794
Other Classic View