Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
41) The duel
Escalating animosity between two men with opposing philosophies of life is played out against the backdrop of a decaying seaside resort along the Black Sea coast. Laevsky is a dissipated romantic given to gambling and flirtation. He has run off to the sea with beautiful, emotionally empty Nadya, another man's wife. Laevsky has now grown tired of her, but two obstacles block his route to escape: he is broke, and he faces the absolute enmity of Von...
A compilation of films from puppet master Jirí Trnka; Includes a short documentary on the filmmaker that includes clips from many of his puppet movies.
45) Three sisters
Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attemps to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the...
A group of actors meet to rehearse Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and find the same conflicts in their own lives as are dealt with in the play.
47) Uncle Vanya
Bellevue - Adult Movie
DVD 791.45 U547
Main Library - Adult Movie
DVD 791.45 U547
A film of the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Anton Checkhov's play Uncle Vanya directed by and starring Laurence Olivier. Chekhov's portrayal of the frustrations and disillusions of advancing age and the numbing boredom of provincial life in 1890's Russia, is here effortlessly performed by probably the most talented and prestigious cast ever assembled for this work. An outstanding work of significant historical importance....
48) Foreign bodies
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Today translated crime fiction is in vogue-- but this was not always the case. A century before Scandi noir, writers across Europe and beyond were publishing detective stories of high quality. Often these did not appear in English and they have been known only by a small number of experts. This is the first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. Many of these stories are exceptionally...