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A new poetics of Chekhov's plays : presence through absence, Harai Golomb

Label
A new poetics of Chekhov's plays : presence through absence
Title
A new poetics of Chekhov's plays
Title remainder
presence through absence
Statement of responsibility
Harai Golomb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One century after the death of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), his plays are celebrated throughout the world as a major milestone in the history of theater and drama. Outside the Russian-speaking community, he is undoubtedly the most widely translated, studied, and performed of all Russian writers. His plays are characterized by their evasiveness: tragedy and comedy, realism and naturalism, symbolism and impressionism, as well as other labels of school and genre, all of which fail to account for the uniqueness of his artistic system and worldview. Presence Through Absence is a bold attempt to map the unique structure and meaning that comprise Chekhov's immensely rich artistic universe. Harai Golomb explores all the prime components of Chekhov's theatrical technique: text construction, themes and ideas, scenes, dialogue, plot, and interaction between verbal and nonverbal elements. His timeless works are shown with rare insight and clarity to have artistic principles and coherence above and beyond the scope of the individual play
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golomb, Harai
Dewey number
891.72/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3458.Z9
LC item number
D7347 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Label
A new poetics of Chekhov's plays : presence through absence, Harai Golomb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Title Page; Praise; Half Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Prof. Donald Rayfield; Preface: About and Around the Book; Acknowledgements; Cover and Plate Section Illustrations; Part I: Previewing -- Basic Principles of Chekhov's Poetics; 1 Basic Principles of Chekhovian Thematics (What?) -- Opening the Book's Outer Circle; 1.1 Presence through Absence/Unrealised Potential: Formulating a Chekhovian Universal; 1.2 Thematic Structuration in Three Sisters: Trichotomies; 1.2.1 An Example: Education and Learning; 1.2.2 Other Themes
  • 1.3 Building a (Textual) Character: Doing, Talking, Wishing1.4 Building a Text: Compositional Implications of the Principle of Unrealised Potentials/Presence through Absence; 1.5 Negation vs. Annulment: Conservation of Artistic Mass; 1.6 Paradoxes of the (Un)Realisability of Chekhov's Art; 2 Basic Principles of Chekhovian Composition (How?); 2.0 Preliminary Remarks: Chekhov the Structuralist?; 2.1 A Theoretical Complex of Complexity; 2.1.1 The Complex, The Simple, and the Complicated; 2.1.2 Two Types of Complexity; 2.2 Saturated Complexity: Shakespeare's Plays as Paradigm
  • 2.3 Unsaturated Complexity: Chekhov's Plays as Paradigm2.4 A Third Ideal of Complexity: 'Strong' Parts, 'Weak' Wholes; 2.4.1 Saturated Complexity Misplaced: Poe's "The Raven" as Paradigm; 2.4.2 Chekhov's Complexity vs. Shakespeare's and "The Raven"'s; 2.5 Conclusion: Investment and Interest; Part II: Viewing -- Chekhov's Dramatic Text and World; 3 Starts that Fit: The Curtain Rises on a Chekhov Play -- Opening the Book's Inner Circle; 3.0 Truisms and Preliminary Theoretical Considerations; 3.0.1 Frame/Text-Boundaries: Starting Points; 3.0.2 Authorial Presence: What's in a Name (Personal)?
  • 3.0.3 Titles of Plays: What's in a Name (Textual)?3.0.4 Genre-Subtitles; 3.0.5 Skipping the List of Personages; 3.0.6 Initial Stage Directions (ISD); 3.0.7 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts; 3.1 The Beginning of The Seagull; 3.1.1 The Title; 3.1.2 The Subtitle; 3.1.3 The Initial Stage Directions and their Context in the Play; 3.1.4 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts; 3.2 The Beginning of Uncle Vánia; 3.2.1 The Title; 3.2.2 The Subtitle; 3.2.3 The Initial Stage Directions; 3.2.4 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts
  • 3.3 The Beginning of Three Sisters3.3.1 The Title; 3.3.2 The Subtitle; 3.3.3 The Initial Stage Directions; 3.3.4 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts; 3.4 The Beginning of The Cherry Orchard; 3.4.1 The Title; 3.4.2 The Subtitle; 3.4.3 The Initial Stage Directions; 3.4.4 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts; 4 Dramaticality, 'Dramaticalness', Theatricality, Dual Fictionality; 4.0 Introduction: Is Chekhov a Playwright?; 4.1 Terminology: Drama, Dramaticality, 'Dramaticalness', etc.; 4.1.0 Preliminary Considerations
Control code
862575115
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 411 pages
Isbn
9781903900475
Lccn
2013035787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A new poetics of Chekhov's plays : presence through absence, Harai Golomb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Title Page; Praise; Half Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Prof. Donald Rayfield; Preface: About and Around the Book; Acknowledgements; Cover and Plate Section Illustrations; Part I: Previewing -- Basic Principles of Chekhov's Poetics; 1 Basic Principles of Chekhovian Thematics (What?) -- Opening the Book's Outer Circle; 1.1 Presence through Absence/Unrealised Potential: Formulating a Chekhovian Universal; 1.2 Thematic Structuration in Three Sisters: Trichotomies; 1.2.1 An Example: Education and Learning; 1.2.2 Other Themes
  • 1.3 Building a (Textual) Character: Doing, Talking, Wishing1.4 Building a Text: Compositional Implications of the Principle of Unrealised Potentials/Presence through Absence; 1.5 Negation vs. Annulment: Conservation of Artistic Mass; 1.6 Paradoxes of the (Un)Realisability of Chekhov's Art; 2 Basic Principles of Chekhovian Composition (How?); 2.0 Preliminary Remarks: Chekhov the Structuralist?; 2.1 A Theoretical Complex of Complexity; 2.1.1 The Complex, The Simple, and the Complicated; 2.1.2 Two Types of Complexity; 2.2 Saturated Complexity: Shakespeare's Plays as Paradigm
  • 2.3 Unsaturated Complexity: Chekhov's Plays as Paradigm2.4 A Third Ideal of Complexity: 'Strong' Parts, 'Weak' Wholes; 2.4.1 Saturated Complexity Misplaced: Poe's "The Raven" as Paradigm; 2.4.2 Chekhov's Complexity vs. Shakespeare's and "The Raven"'s; 2.5 Conclusion: Investment and Interest; Part II: Viewing -- Chekhov's Dramatic Text and World; 3 Starts that Fit: The Curtain Rises on a Chekhov Play -- Opening the Book's Inner Circle; 3.0 Truisms and Preliminary Theoretical Considerations; 3.0.1 Frame/Text-Boundaries: Starting Points; 3.0.2 Authorial Presence: What's in a Name (Personal)?
  • 3.0.3 Titles of Plays: What's in a Name (Textual)?3.0.4 Genre-Subtitles; 3.0.5 Skipping the List of Personages; 3.0.6 Initial Stage Directions (ISD); 3.0.7 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts; 3.1 The Beginning of The Seagull; 3.1.1 The Title; 3.1.2 The Subtitle; 3.1.3 The Initial Stage Directions and their Context in the Play; 3.1.4 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts; 3.2 The Beginning of Uncle Vánia; 3.2.1 The Title; 3.2.2 The Subtitle; 3.2.3 The Initial Stage Directions; 3.2.4 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts
  • 3.3 The Beginning of Three Sisters3.3.1 The Title; 3.3.2 The Subtitle; 3.3.3 The Initial Stage Directions; 3.3.4 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts; 3.4 The Beginning of The Cherry Orchard; 3.4.1 The Title; 3.4.2 The Subtitle; 3.4.3 The Initial Stage Directions; 3.4.4 The Ending of the Beginning: The Spoken Dialogue Starts; 4 Dramaticality, 'Dramaticalness', Theatricality, Dual Fictionality; 4.0 Introduction: Is Chekhov a Playwright?; 4.1 Terminology: Drama, Dramaticality, 'Dramaticalness', etc.; 4.1.0 Preliminary Considerations
Control code
862575115
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 411 pages
Isbn
9781903900475
Lccn
2013035787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations

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