A new version of old theatre
Everything on earth is changing – bit by bit – right now – in front of our very eyes. In two or three hundred years . . .there will be a new world, a better world. We can plan for it, work toward it, and suffer for its sake. We’re creating it – that’s the whole point of our existence – our so-called happiness.
There’s no such thing as happiness . . . it doesn’t exist. All we can do is work, suffer and go on working – happiness belongs to the future, to the unborn.. . .
We only long for it.
(Vershinin, in Chekhov’s Three Sisters)
One of the most highly acclaimed plays on the contemporary stage at present opened at The Young Vic in London on September 8, 2012. It is one of the great classics, Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters adapted in a version by Australian director Benedict Andrews. This is a truly remarkable production which makes an important statement about modern theatre. It is a play by one of the major modern dramatists, adapted in a new version by a leading contemporary director, in a mainstream theatre that bridges the old and the new, presenting a drama that pronounces upon change. …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.