Notebook Of Trigorin by Tennessee WilliamsNotebook Of Trigorin by Tennessee Williams

Notebook Of Trigorin

byTennessee Williams

Paperback | November 1, 1997

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Upon discovering Chekhov when he was twenty-four, Tennessee Williams felt an immediate affinity with both the art and life of the Russian playwright. Both gravitated to exploring, with lyric intensity, the tortured lives and ambitions of closely bound groups of characters; both mixed comedy and tragedy in portraits of daily life.

Early on, Williams thought of directing a production of The Sea Gull, and, often returning to the play, his empathy gradually shifted from Constantine, the youthful experimenter, to Trigorin, the world-weary writer. Williams, too, in pursuing success had made compromises. Near the end of his life, Williams' chance to interpret The Sea Gull was realized at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where a production which brought Chekhov's buried conflicts to the surface was produced in 1980. Williams was still making revisions to the play when he died, and it was not until 1996, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Sea Gull's first performance, that The Cincinnati Playhouse staged The Notebook of Trigorin, on which this edition is based.

After O'Neill, Williams is perhaps the best dramatist the United States has yet produced. Born in his grandfather's rectory in Columbus, Mississippi, Williams and his family later moved to St. Louis. There Williams endured many bad years caused by the abuse of his father and his own anguish over his introverted sister, who was later pe...
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Title:Notebook Of TrigorinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.25 inPublished:November 1, 1997

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811213625

ISBN - 13:9780811213622

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Tennessee Williams' journey from first reading Chekhov's The Sea Gull to his adaptation of that play as The Notebook of Trigorin mirrored his own creative life. Early on, Williams thought of directing The Sea Gull, and, over the years, often returned to the play, his empathy gradually shifting from Constantine, the youthful experimenter, to Trigorin, the world-weary writer. Williams, in his pursuit of success, had also made compromises. Near the end of his life, Williams realized his dream to interpret The Sea Gull when the University of British Columbia sponsored a production at the Vancouver Playhouse in 1981. This version, The Notebook of Trigorin, brought Chekhov's buried conflicts to the surface, but did not meet Williams expectations, and he was still making revisions to the play when he died in 1983. It was not until 1996, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Sea Gull's first performance, that The Cincinnati Playhouse staged The Notebook of Trigorin as Williams had envisioned it. This edition is based on that production