‘The Proposal’ by Anton Chekhov

Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov has decided to propose to Natalya Stepanovna, the daughter of his neightbour, Chubukov.   He promptly receives the father’s blessing, but will he be able to gain the daughter’s consent? I read the stage directions. The Proposal by Anton Chekhov Advertisements

‘The Seagull’ by Anton Chekhov

The Seagull is Anton Chekhov’s first major play, originally produced in 1896. It dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arcadina, and her son, the symbolist playwright Constantine Treplef. The Seagull by Anton Chekhov I play Masha. Listen to a sample […]

‘The Three Sisters’ by Anton Chekhov

The Three Sisters is Anton Chekhov’s 1901 play about the Prosorov family, who are stuck in a provincial Russian town. The sisters – Olga, Masha, and Irina – fantasize about one day returning to Moscow. Meanwhile, their brother Andrey courts village girl Natasha, and the family socializes with the soldiers stationed nearby. Dreams, longing, and illicit […]

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

I narrated the next play in the Chekhov series. Uncle Vanya is Anton Chekhov’s 1902 tragicomedy focusing on the romantic entanglements of the residents of a declining country estate. Vanya loves Helena, the unhappily married wife of aged professor Serebrakoff. Sonia loves Dr. Astroff, but he’s more interested in Helena. Serebrakoff loves only himself and […]

‘The Cherry Orchard’ by Anton Chekhov

The first instalment of the Chekhov series by The Online Stage has just been released on Audible. I play Dunyasha, a somewhat vain and silly young maid who falls in love with Yasha. Here is a sample. The Cherry Orchard is Chekhov’s final play, first performed in 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre and directed […]