The Seagull (1959)

This quintessential Chekhov drama--his first success--is both comic and tragic. A group of friends and relations gather at a country estate to see the first performance of an experimental ... See full summary »

Writer:

Anton Chekhov (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anne Bullen Anne Bullen ... Polina
Henry Gilbert Henry Gilbert ... Yevgeny Dorn
Gordon Glenwright Gordon Glenwright ... Soriun
William Job William Job ... Konstantin
Walter Pym Walter Pym
Thelma Scott Thelma Scott ... Irina Arkadina
Frank Taylor Frank Taylor ... Semyon Medvedenko
Roderick Walker Roderick Walker ... Trigorin
Delia Williams Delia Williams ... Nina

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This quintessential Chekhov drama--his first success--is both comic and tragic. A group of friends and relations gather at a country estate to see the first performance of an experimental play written and staged by the young man of the house, Konstantin, an aspiring writer who dreams of bringing new forms to the theatre.

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Drama

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Originally broadcast live in Sydney, a kinescope ("telerecording") was made of the broadcast and shown in Melbourne on 27 May 1959. See more »

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Version of Theatre 625: The Seagull (1966) See more »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1959 (Australia) See more »

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Mono
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