Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando : two renderings by Woolf, Virginia; Ruhl, Sarah; Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich

By Woolf, Virginia; Ruhl, Sarah; Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich

Variations of 2 vintage works in the course of the distinctive lens of playwright Sarah Ruhl.

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Two officers enter, shocked to see them kissing. 45 Act II R Same setting. Eight o’clock. No lights. The sound of an accordian, from far off. Natasha enters with a candle and stops in front of Andrei’s room. natasha What are you doing, Andryusha—reading? Oh, it’s nothing . . (Goes to another door, opens it, looks in) No lamps lit— andrei (Entering with a book in his hand) Natasha? What is it? natasha Just wanted to make sure no lamps are burning. During the holidays, the help forgets absolutely everything.

Let me be around you. What are you thinking? Pause. You’re young . . Think how many years we have ahead of us! A long long carpet of days, unfolding, full of my love for you . . irina Oh, don’t talk to me about love. tuzenbach (Not listening) I want to live Irina, I have this hunger for struggle, for labor, and this hunger merges in my soul with my love for you, Irina . . as if by design: you are so beautiful, and for that reason, life seems to me just as beautiful. What are you thinking? 40   irina You say: life is beautiful.

The life we ’d lived before would be a smudgy rough draft, and the new life would be clean—the book itself! Then we wouldn’t repeat our old mistakes, we ’d at least invent for ourselves a new setting: a room full of flowers and masses of light! I have a wife and two little girls, and my wife is not a—well lady, and so on. But if I started my life over again from the very beginning—I wouldn’t be married. No, no. Enter Kulygin, wearing a high school teacher’s uniform. kulygin (To Irina) My dear sister-in-law, allow me to congratulate you on the day of your birthday and to wish you sincerely from my heart, health and everything else a girl your age might wish, within the bounds of reason and propriety.

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