SummaryPlatonov: 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.
ContentsPlatonov / 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.).
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich,
-- 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.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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|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.
Phillips, Siân, 1933-
Dunham, Joanna, 1936-2014.
Holm, Ian, 1931-2020
Annis, Francesca, 1945-
Fraser, Ronald, 1930-1997.
Moore, Harry (Actor)
Bird, David, 1907-1993.
Edwards, Dennis, 1916-2009.
Gillespie, Robert, 1933-
Webb, Alan, 1906-1982.
Stewart, Patrick, 1940-
Owen, Meg Wynn.
Williams, Emma (Actress)
Locke, Philip, 1928-2004.
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.
Dotrice, Michele, 1948-
Ackland, Joss, 1928-
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Tutin, Dorothy, 1930-2001.
Dench, Judi, 1934-
Hardwick, Paul, 1918-1983.
Paterson, Bill, 1945-
Treves, Frederick, 1925-2012.
Spall, Timothy, 1957-
Lawson, Wilfrid, 1900-1966.
McGregor, Ewan, 1971-
Elliot, John, 1918-1997.
King, Peter (Producer)
Bentley, Eric, 1916-2020
Hare, David, 1947-
Bailey, Catherine, 1960-
Bethell, Nicholas, 1938-2007.
Tydeman, John (Radio producer)
Jones, David E. (Producer)
Brooks, Jeremy, 1926-
Curtis, Simon, 1960-
Saint-Denis, Michel, 1897-1971.
Elliott, Michael, 1931-1984.
Eyre, Richard, 1943-
Griffiths, Trevor, 1935-
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.
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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.
In English; with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
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).
DVD (4xDVD9 + 2xDVD18); NTSC; region 1; full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital mono. and stereo.
6 videodiscs (1094 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.