Ivanov by Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Nicolai (anglicised Nicholas in this translation) Ivanov, a middle-aged public servant, is unhappy. His wife Anna, disinherited by her family after converting from Judaism, is dying of tuberculosis. He is deeply in debt. And his best friend’s daughter is infatuated with him. Comedy and tragedy ensue in truly Chekhovian fashion. An example of the young Chekhov’s maturing style, Ivanov is an early harbinger of themes that would recur throughout his work. (Summary by mb) CastNicholas Ivanov: mbAnna: Elizabeth KlettMatthew Shabelski: Algy PugPaul Lebediev: Cliff ThompsonZinaida: Grace GarrettSasha: Arielle LipshawLvov: AvailleMartha Babakina: Julia NiedermaierKosich: KristingjMichael Borkin: Bruce PirieAvdotia Nazarovna: Caprisha PageGeorge: Charlotte DuckettFirst Guest: Miss AvariceSecond Guest: Libby GohnThird Guest: Aidan BrackNarrator: Ernst PattynamaAudio edited by mb and Elizabeth Klett

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