Anton Chekhov's The Seagull (1975)





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Anton Chekhov's play "The Seagull" is brought to life in this acclaimed 1975 production directed by John Desmond. Seeking to reform the theater, Konstantin (Frank Langella) has written an experimental play with the lead to be acted by his beloved, Nina (Blythe Danner). He arranges the first performance to take place at a country estate, but the presence of his self-absorbed mother (Lee Grant) and her novelist lover disrupts the production.
Classics , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Anton Chekhov's The Seagull

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Meanwhile, passions are declared, universal angst shared, the alienation of everyday life revealed, the power of a creative spirit meditated upon, and lives destroyed. Sure, it's a comedy.

Full Review… | April 8, 2006

Audience Reviews for Anton Chekhov's The Seagull


Draggy staging lends a heavy air to already weighty play. Decent enough performances from the leads, who are a little too old for their parts, but the acting honors go to Lee Grant for a sharp portrait of a shallow, somewhat oblivious woman.

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