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The Notebook of Trigorin

Tennessee Williams

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6f, 7m

Tennessee Williams's free adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull brings to life the story of Constantine, the sensitive young writer, whose quest for love, art and acceptance is larger than life itself. 

The Notebook of Trigorin

by  Tennessee Williams

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 7m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
Tennessee Williams's free adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull brings to life the story of Constantine, the sensitive young writer, whose quest for love, art and acceptance is larger than life itself. On his Uncle Sorin's lakeside estate, Constantine's new play premieres to disdainful reactions from the family and friends who have gathered: Masha, the estate manager's daughter, and in love with Constantine; Medvedenko, the local school teacher and in love with Masha; Dorn, a lecherous doctor; Shamrayev, manager of the estate; and his wife Paulina. Constantine's mother, the famous actress (and prima donna) Madame Arkadina, is not one to suppress her true feelings on her son's contribution to the theatre: she abhors it. Humiliated, Constantine sulks over his life, his art, and dotes on the play's star, the woman he loves, Nina, who is soon more than infatuated with Madame Arkadina's companion, the established writer Boris Trigorin.
History

The Notebook of Trigorin premiered at the Vancouver Playhouse in Vancouver, BC in 1981 under the direction of Terence Shank.

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  • College Theatre / Student
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  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Setting: Various simple settings
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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6f, 7m
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MEDVEDENKO
MASHA
CONSTANTINE
YAKOV
SORIN
TRIGORIN
NINA
PAULINA
DORN 
SHAMRAYEV
IRINA
COOK
OLD WOMAN
MAID 
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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capp ...

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