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EFAS 1990 - 91

“The Uncle”

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PERHAPS

HELENA [Looking at him intently]

Ivan, you are drunk!

 

VOITSKI

Perhaps. Perhaps.

 

HELENA

Where is the doctor?

 

VOITSKI

In there, spending the night with me. 

 

(​Excerpted from "DJAJA VANYA" by Anton Checkov, Projekt Gutenberg,

Re-prod. under the Fair Use Doctrine)

   Pics.: Efas 1991

AT THE TABLE

HELENA, SEREBRAKOFF, and SONIA go into the house. TELEGIN sits
down at the table beside MARINA.

TELEGIN.

Do you know, Marina, that as I walk in the fields or in
the shady garden, as I look at this table here, my heart swells
with unbounded happiness. The weather is enchanting, the birds
are singing, we are all living in peace and contentment--what
more could the soul desire? [Takes a glass of tea.]

 

VOITSKI. [Dreaming]

Such eyes--a glorious woman!

 

ASTROFF.

Come, Ivan, tell us something.

VOITSKI. [Indolently]

What shall I tell you?

ASTROFF.

Haven't you any news for us?

VOITSKI.

No, it is all stale. I am just the same as usual, or
perhaps worse, because I have become lazy. I don't do anything
now but croak like an old raven. My mother, the old magpie, is
still chattering about the emancipation of woman, with one eye on
her grave and the other on her learned books, in which she is
always looking for the dawn of a new life.

 

(​Excerpted from "DJAJA VANYA" by Anton Checkov, Projekt Gutenberg,

Re-prod. under the Fair Use Doctrine)

THE WIND

HELENA

Be quiet! You are torturing me.

SEREBRAKOFF

I torture everybody. Of course...

 

HELENA

Then be quiet, please.

 

SEREBRAKOFF

It is funny that everybody listens to Ivan and his

old idiot of a mother, but the moment I open my lips you all

begin to feel ill-treated. You can't even stand the sound of my

voice. Even if I am hateful, even if I am a selfish tyrant,

haven't I the right to be one at my age?

Haven't I deserved it?

Haven't I, I ask you, the right to be respected, now that I am

old?

 

HELENA

No one is disputing your rights.

[The window slams in the wind]

The wind is rising, I must shut the window.

[She shuts it]

We shall have rain in a moment. Your rights have never been

questioned by anybody.

 

(​Excerpted from "DJAJA VANYA" by Anton Checkov, Projekt Gutenberg,

Re-prod. under the Fair Use Doctrine)

   Pics.: Efas 1991

1990/91

“The Uncle”
EFAS-Übungsproduktion, freie Bearb. von Kaljagin / Vertinskaja / Rosenzweig nach Anton Chechov "Djadja Vanja", Regie: Alexander Kaljaghin (ImdB) und Anastasiya Alexandrovna Vertinskaya (IMDb) vom  Tschechow-Künstlertheater / Moscow Art Theatre (Moskau)

Produktion: EFAS Zürich, 120’

1990/91

“ The Uncle

EFAS Exercice-production,

freee Adaption by Kaljagin / Vertinskaja / Rosenzweig from Anton Chechov "Djadja Vanja", directed by Alexander Kaljaghin (IMDb)  and Anastasiya Alexandrovna Vertinskaya (IMDb)

from Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre (Moscow) ,

Production: EFAS Zürich, 120’