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Adaptation of The Seagull Anton Chekhov 1985 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'The Seagull is Chekhov's attempt to put life itself on the stage so we can see it for the accidental, nonsensical and achingly beautiful muddle that it is. It's a play in which nobody gets what they want (however desperately they crave it) and meanwhile everyone keeps picnicking and drinking and seeing the summer out, with the odd home-made play for diversion.

Kostya longs to be a groundbreaking writer and hankers after the full attention of his neighbour, Nina. He is desperate for his mother to like his play but she finds it tedious and talks the whole way through. Nina aspires to be an actress and for the richness of a creative life, tantalisingly located beyond her fingertips. Trigorin is a prolific writer but he desires to be a good one. Masha is continually conscious of Kostya and pours spirits down her throat to stifle the love that he doesn't even notice.' Source: /www.belvoir.com.au/ (Sighted 17/06/2011).

Production Details

  • First produced at the Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, 4 June–17 July, 2011.

  • Performed at The Warehouse, Metro Arts Brisbane, 5 March 2015. (Director: Kate Wild, Presented by: Now Look Here Theatre Company)

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Works about this Work

A Look at What Lies beneath James Harper , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 March 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of The Seagull Benedict Andrews 2011 single work drama
'It's sometimes sand that not much happens in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, but in fact there is turmoil beneath the play's introspective veneer...'
Real Life Reduced to Dust and Ashes John McCallum , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 June 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of The Seagull Benedict Andrews 2011 single work drama
Tickets Fly for the Seagull Matthew Westwood , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 8 June 2011; (p. 18)
Real Life Reduced to Dust and Ashes John McCallum , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 June 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of The Seagull Benedict Andrews 2011 single work drama
A Look at What Lies beneath James Harper , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 March 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of The Seagull Benedict Andrews 2011 single work drama
'It's sometimes sand that not much happens in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, but in fact there is turmoil beneath the play's introspective veneer...'
Tickets Fly for the Seagull Matthew Westwood , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 8 June 2011; (p. 18)
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