The Notebook of Trigorin

Chekhov shows Trigorin dominated by Arkadina with no explanation . Williams invents a scene to explain it . While in Chekhov actions seem to happen ...

The Notebook of Trigorin

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213714

Page: 98

View: 700

Offers Williams' adaptation of a late nineteenth-century drama about an actress' rejection of the advances of a melancholy, lovesick young man.

The Notebook of Trigorin

Offers Williams' adaptation of a late nineteenth-century drama about an actress' rejection of the advances of a melancholy, lovesick young man

The Notebook of Trigorin

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213622

Page: 98

View: 808

Offers Williams' adaptation of a late nineteenth-century drama about an actress' rejection of the advances of a melancholy, lovesick young man

The Notebook of Trigorin A Free Adaptation of Chechkov s The Sea Gull

Tennessee Williams' journey from first reading Chekhov's The Sea Gull to his adaptation of that play as The Notebook of Trigorin mirrored his own creative ...

The Notebook of Trigorin  A Free Adaptation of Chechkov s The Sea Gull

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811225313

Page: 128

View: 244

Tennessee Williams freely adapts Anton Chekhov's Russian classic "The Seagull". From the master twentieth-century playwright Tennessee Williams-an adaptation of Chekhov's The Sea Gull, never before available to the general trade. The Notebook of Trigorin is faithful to Chekhov's story of longing and unrequited love. Set on a provincial Russian Estate, its peaceful environs offer stark contrast to the turbulent lives of its characters. Constantine, a young writer, must compete for the attention of his mother, a self-obsessed, often comical aging actress, Madame Arkadina, and his romantic ideal, Nina. His rival for both women is Trigorin, an established author bound to Arkadina by her patronage of his work, and attracted to Nina by her beauty. Trigorin cannot keep himself from consuming everything of value in Constantine's life. Only in the final scenes do all discover that the price for love and fragility can be horribly high. But if the words in The Notebook of Trigorin are essentially Chekhov's, the voice belongs firmly to Tennessee Williams. The dialogue resonates with echoes of the themes Williams developed as his signatures-compassion for the artistic soul and its vulnerability in the face of the world's "successfully practiced duplicity" (Act I).

Adapting Chekhov

In response to Konstantin's comment about Trigorin, she denies that Trigorin owns her: “It must be a thing of the moment, then flight again and even when ...

Adapting Chekhov

Author: J. Douglas Clayton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415509696

Page: 316

View: 160

This book considers the hundred years of re-writes of Anton Chekhov's work, presenting a wide geographical landscape of Chekhovian influences in drama. The volume examines the elusive quality of Chekhov's dramatic universe as an intricate mechanism, an engine in which his enigmatic characters exist as the dramatic and psychological ciphers we have been de-coding for a century, and continue to do so. Examining the practice and the theory of dramatic adaptation both as intermedial transformation (from page to stage) and as intramedial mutation, from page to page, the book presents adaptation as the emerging genre of drama, theatre, and film. This trend marks the performative and social practices of the new millennium, highlighting our epoch's need to engage with the history of dramatic forms and their evolution. The collection demonstrates that adaptation as the practice of transformation and as a re-thinking of habitual dramatic norms and genre definitions leads to the rejuvenation of existing dramatic and performative standards, pioneering the creation of new traditions and expectations. As the major mode of the storytelling imagination, adaptation can build upon and drive the audience's horizons of expectations in theatre aesthetics. Hence, this volume investigates the original and transformative knowledge that the story of Chekhov's drama in mutations offers to scholars of drama and performance, to students of modern literatures and cultures, and to theatre practitioners worldwide.

Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

The Notebook of Trigorin, his free adaptation of Chekov's The Seagull, premieres November 12 at the Playhouse Theatre in Vancouver.

Tennessee Williams  Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Author: John Lahr

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247120

Page: 736

View: 520

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category National Book Award Finalist 2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014' USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014 The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker. John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life—his fierce, belittling father Cornelius; his puritanical, domineering mother Edwina; his demented sister Rose, who was lobotomized at the age of thirty-three; his beloved grandfather, the Reverend Walter Dakin—Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is as much a biography of the man who created A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as it is a trenchant exploration of Williams’s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. The portrait of Williams himself is unforgettable: a virgin until he was twenty-six, he had serial homosexual affairs thereafter as well as long-time, bruising relationships with Pancho Gonzalez and Frank Merlo. With compassion and verve, Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. Lahr captures not just Williams’s tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Anton Chekhov

Trigorin as a bisexual character and . . . the alterations to [Trigorin's] sexuality mark ... 8 On The Notebook of Trigorin as an adaptation, see also Ross.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Anton Chekhov

Author: Michael C. Finke

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 1603292691

Page: 248

View: 239

Chekhov's works are unflinching in the face of human frailty. With their emphasis on the dignity and value of individuals during unique moments, they help us better understand how to exist with others when we are fundamentally alone. Written in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century, when the country began to move fitfully toward industrialization and grappled with the influence of Western liberalism even as it remained an autocracy, Chekhov's plays and stories continue to influence contemporary writers. The essays in this volume provide classroom strategies for teaching Chekhov's stories and plays, discuss how his medical training and practice related to his literary work, and compare Chekhov with writers both Russian and American. The volume also aims to help instructors with the daunting array of new editions in English, as well as with the ever-growing list of titles in visual media: filmed theater productions of his plays, adaptations of the plays and stories scripted for film, and amateur performances freely available online.


... 290 " The Notebook of Trigorin ” ( TW's adaptation of Chekhov's The Sea Gull ) , 268n440 , 763 No Time for Comedy ( Behrman ) , 174n292 “ Not Without ...


Author: Margaret Rose Thornton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300116823

Page: 828

View: 868

Meticulously edited and annotated, Tennessee Williams's notebooks follow his growth as a writer from his undergraduate days to the publication and production of his most famous plays, from his drug addiction and drunkenness to the heights of his literary accomplishments.

The Actor Image and Action

(Bassnett 1998: 93) (There is the even more extreme example of playwrights who adapt others' texts for their own purposes, e.g., The Notebook of Trigorin, ...

The Actor  Image  and Action

Author: Rhonda Blair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135976244

Page: 146

View: 577

The Actor, Image and Action is a 'new generation' approach to the craft of acting; the first full-length study of actor training using the insights of cognitive neuroscience. In a brilliant reassessment of both the practice and theory of acting, Rhonda Blair examines the physiological relationship between bodily action and emotional experience. In doing so she provides the latest step in Stanislavsky's attempts to help the actor 'reach the unconscious by conscious means'. Recent developments in scientific thinking about the connections between biology and cognition require new ways of understanding many elements of human activity, including: imagination emotion memory physicality reason. The Actor, Image and Action looks at how these are in fact inseparable in the brain's structure and function, and their crucial importance to an actor’s engagement with a role. The book vastly improves our understanding of the actor's process and is a must for any actor or student of acting.

A Study Guide for Anton Chekhov s The Looking Glass

Williams even wrote a play he called an interpretation of Chekhov's The Seagull, titled The Notebook of Trigorin (1981). (Trigorin was a character in The ...

A Study Guide for Anton Chekhov s  The Looking Glass

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410388530

Page: 18

View: 198

A Study Guide for Anton Chekhov's "The Looking-Glass", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Tennessee Williams and His Contemporaries

... as in the case of the three later plays that have been published . . . after Red Devil are Something Cloudy, Something Clear, The Notebook of Trigorin, ...

Tennessee Williams and His Contemporaries

Author: Robert Bray

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443815527

Page: 180

View: 639

Tennessee Williams and His Contemporaries compiles eight transcribed panels that were featured at The Tennessee Williams Scholars’ Conference, an annual event held each March in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. This study, the first of its kind, explores issues involving Williams’s drama, fiction, poetry, and films in a discursive format designed to probe and debate the legacy of America’s famous playwright. Virtually all aspects of Williams’s long career are covered in this volume, including the early and late plays, his unpublished work, his use of the grotesque, and his relationships with three of his contemporaries: Carson McCullers, Lillian Hellman, and William Inge. In addition, Williams scholars who teach his work discuss the most effective strategies for bringing his material into the classroom. The unique design of this volume offers a broad understanding of his material for students previously unacquainted with Tennessee Williams as well as fresh perspectives from recognized experts in the field that will satisfy those who are already familiar with his life and work.

For the Gay Stage

He reworked Chekhov's The Sea Gull as The Notebook of Trigorin for performance in Vancouver in 1981 (pub. 1997), bringing Trigorin more to the fore and ...

For the Gay Stage

Author: Drewey Wayne Gunn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476670196

Page: 208

View: 667

Previous surveys of the gay theatrical repertoire have concentrated on plays produced on Broadway or in London's West End. This comprehensive guide goes well beyond these earlier studies by introducing productions from Off Broadway, from regional theaters in the U.S. and U.K., and from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Also included are Puerto Rican, Indian and Filipino plays written in English, as well as translations from other languages. Well over half of the works discussed here appear for the first time in such a study.

Action and Consequence in Ibsen Chekhov and Strindberg

... tennessee Williams, who adapted The Seagull in a version he called The Notebook of Trigorin, riffs on Chekhov's pervasive theme of time and time passing ...

Action and Consequence in Ibsen  Chekhov and Strindberg

Author: Zander Brietzke

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476630895

Page: 212

View: 332

 Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov and August Strindberg—innovators of modern drama—created characters whose reckless pursuits of irrational objectives blind them to better options. Ibsen’s protagonists in A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder try to bend the world to conform to their personal visions—with disastrous results. Chekhov’s characters refuse to do anything, instead dramatizing their lives as if they were actors in a play (which they are). Rehearsing the intractable squabbles between men and women in The Dance of Death and The Ghost Sonata, Strindberg suggests that only in life beyond death can humanity transcend the brutality of existence. Together, the lives of these characters offer a study of the individual’s struggle with modernity.

The Metatheater of Tennessee Williams

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur 132 Lumière brothers 88 Not About Nightingales 2, 145, 176 The Notebook of Trigorin 197 Notebooks 53, 193 Now the Cats with ...

The Metatheater of Tennessee Williams

Author: Laura Michiels

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476666466

Page: 261

View: 330

Tennessee Williams' characters set the stage for their own dramas. Blanche DuBois (A Streetcar Named Desire), arrived at her sister's apartment with an entire trunk of costumes and props. Amanda Wingfield (The Glass Menagerie) directed her son on how to eat and tries to make her daughter act like a Southern Belle. This book argues for the persistence of one metatheatrical strategy running throughout Williams' entire oeuvre: each play stages the process through which it came into being--and this process consists of a variation on repetition combined with transformation. Each chapter takes a detailed reading of one play and its variation on repetition and transformation. Specific topics include reproduction in Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), mediation in Something Cloudy, Something Clear (1981), and how the playwright frequently recycled previous works of art, including his own.

Home Ground

There's a mineral spring not far from here. Wouldn't that do some good? dorn: It might and it might not. Tennessee Williams, The Notebook of Trigorin ...

Home Ground

Author: Barry Lopez

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595340572

Page: 480

View: 528

Published to great acclaim in 2006, the hardcover edition of Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings. A language-lover's dream, Home Ground revitalized a descriptive language for the American landscape by combining geography, literature, and folklore in one volume. Now in paperback, this visionary reference is available to an entire new segment of readers. Home Ground brings together 45 poets and writers to create more than 850 original definitions for words that describe our lands and waters. The writers draw from careful research and their own distinctive stylistic, personal, and regional diversity to portray in bright, precise prose the striking complexity of the landscapes we inhabit. Home Ground includes 100 black-and-white line drawings by Molly O’Halloran and an introductory essay by Barry Lopez.

The Traveling Companion Other Plays

... Clothes for a Summer Hotel (1980), The Notebook of Trigorin (1980), Something Cloudy, Something Clear (1981), and A House Not Meant to Stand (1982).

The Traveling Companion   Other Plays

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811226417

Page: 352

View: 363

Twelve previously uncollected experimental shorter plays: The Chalky White Substance • The Day on Which a Man Dies (An Occidental Noh Play) • A Cavalier for Milady • The Pronoun "I" • The Remarkable Rooming House of Mme. LeMonde • Kirche, Küche, Kinder (An Outrage for the Stage) • Green Eyes • The Parade • The One Exception • Sunburst • Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis? • The Traveling Companion Even with his great commercial success, Tennessee Williams always considered himself an experimental playwright. In the last 25 years of his life his explorations increased—especially in shorter forms and one-act plays—as Williams created performance pieces with elements of theater of the absurd, theater of cruelty, theater of the ridiculous, as well as motifs from Japanese forms such as Noh and Kabuki, high camp and satire, and with innovative visual and verbal styles that were entirely his own. Influenced by Beckett, Genet, and Pinter, among others, Williams worked hard to expand the boundaries of the lyric realism he was best known for. These plays were explicitly intended to be performed off-off Broadway or regionally. Sometimes disturbing, sometimes outrageous, quite often the tone of these plays is rough, bawdy or even cartoonish. While a number of these plays employ what could be termed bizarre "happy endings," others gaze unblinkingly into the darkness. Though several of Williams' lesser-known works from this period have already been published by New Directions, these twelve plays have never been collected. Most of these shorter plays are unknown to audiences and scholars—some are published here for the first time—yet all of them embrace, in one way or another, what Time magazine called "the four major concerns that have spurred Williams' dramatic imagination: loneliness, love, the violated heart and the valiancy of survival."

Mirrors of Our Playing

... 162 ; Glass Menagerie , 23 , 102–3 , 162 ; Lord Byron's Love Letter , 162-63 ; The Night of the Iguana , 162 ; The Notebook of Trigorin , 98 ; Orpheus ...

Mirrors of Our Playing

Author: Thomas R. Whitaker

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472110254

Page: 309

View: 843

Examines the major paradigms that have influenced modern English-speaking theater

Sweet Bird of Youth

Not About Nightingales The Notebook of Trigorin Something Cloudy, Something Clear Spring Storm Stairs to the Roof Stopped Rocking and Other Screen Plays: ...

Sweet Bird of Youth

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811226328

Page: 130

View: 260

Now with an insightful new introduction, the author's original Foreword, and the one-act play, The Enemy: Time, on which Sweet Bird of Youth was based. Tennessee Williams knew how to tell a good tale, and this steamy, wrenching play about a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, and about the lost innocence and corruption of Chance Wayne, reveals the dark side of the American dreams of youth and fame. Distinguished American playwright Lanford Wilson has written an insightful Introduction for this edition. Also included are Williams’ original Foreword to the play; the one-act play The Enemy: Time—the germ for the full-length version, published here for the first time; an essay by Tennessee Williams scholar, Colby H. Kullman; and a chronology of the author’s life.

Tony Kushner

... 190-200 1984 58 Nixon, Richard M. 17 The Normal Heart 112 Northern Alliance 198 Northwestern University 157 The Notebook of Trigorin 16 Nussbaum, ...

Tony Kushner

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786425369

Page: 233

View: 548

Playwright Tony Kushner is a voice of intellectualism, neo-socialism, gay activism and political outrage in an era when the political pendulum has swayed to the right. Through scalding humor, thought, and compassion, he explores political dynamics and the human condition in the modern era, shedding light on and giving hope for the direst of circumstances. His best known work, Angels in America, delves beneath the anti-gay rhetoric and political superficiality of the AIDS pandemic to true suffering and transformation. His political epic Homebody/Kabul engages the issue of terrorism and conflicting fundamental beliefs. In this book 11 scholars explore the works of Tony Kushner across his career. Several address Angels: one explores the presentation of homosexuality by Kushner compared to that of Tennessee Williams, who wrote in a less tolerant era; another places Angels in the contexts of Hegel's concept of freedom and the gay revolution; a third discusses the play in terms of queer theory and politics. Homebody/Kabul is examined in two essays, one analyzing media reaction, the other exploring cultural and economic differences, religious fundamentalism and the "West's luxurious predominance in the world." Other studies address relationships in Kushner's works to William Inge's 1950 play Come Back, Little Sheba; the plays of experimentalist Adrienne Kennedy; and fascist creep in the era of playwrights W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, among other topics.

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

... 1776, The Illusion, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Glengarry Glen Ross, Mister Roberts, The Notebook of Trigorin, Tartuffe, ...

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081087833X

Page: 570

View: 988

The Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings covers the history of early American Theatre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, notable plays and theatres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the early American Theater.