The Seagull (Russian: Чайка, Chayka) is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The play was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the ingenue Nina, the fading leading lady Irina Arkadina, her son the experimental playwright Konstantin Treplyov, and the famous middlebrow story writer Trigorin. Cast:
Irina Arkadina, an actress — Ruth Golding
Constantine Treplieff, her son — mb
Peter Sorin, her brother — Glenn Simonsen
Nina Zarietchnaya, a young girl, the daughter of a rich landowner — Jc Guan
Ilia Shamraeff, the manager of SORIN’S estate — John Eddings
Paulina, his wife — TriciaG
Masha, their daughter — Philippa
Boris Trigorin, an author — Derrick George
Eugene Dorn, a doctor — Robert Steiner
Simon Medviedenko, a schoolmaster — Ernst Pattynama
Jacob, a workman — David Muncaster
A cook — Laurie Anne Walden
Stage Directions — Hannah DowellAudio edited by mb
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