Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando: Two Renderings by Virginia Woolf,Anton Chekhov

By Virginia Woolf,Anton Chekhov

"[Ruhl's Orlando] captures either the highbrow spirit and the literary brilliance of Woolf's paintings. . . . Ruhl writes with the innovative sweep that enables Woolf's poetry to soar."—Variety

"Sarah Ruhl's clever new translation [of Three Sisters] feels most appropriate to modern American ears—lean, colloquial, and conversational for us and real to Chekhov's unique work."—The Cincinnati Enquirer

In her degree variation of Virginia Woolf's gender-bending, period-hopping novel, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl "is her ordinary unfailingly stylish, unbeatably witty self, cleverly braiding her personal brand-name wit with Woolf's" (New York )magazine. keeping Woolf's very important rules and lyrical tone, Ruhl brings to the level the lifetime of an Elizabethan nobleman who is magically remodeled into an immortal girl. In her clean translation of Three Sisters, the Anton Chekhov vintage of ennui and frustration, Ruhl employs her signature lyricism and stylish figuring out of intimacy to bare the discontent felt through fretful Olga, unsatisfied Masha, and idealistic Irina as they lengthy to go away rural Russia for the ever-alluring Moscow.

Sarah Ruhl's different performs contain the Pulitzer Prize finalists In the following Room (or the vibrator play) and The fresh House, in addition to Passion Play, Dean Man's telephone Phone, Demeter within the City, Eurydice, Melancholy Play, and Late: a cowboy song. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Her performs have premiered on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in lots of theaters round the world.

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