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Die Möwe

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  17,229 Ratings  ·  376 Reviews
Eine Möwe schmückt immer noch den Vorhang des Moskauer Künstlertheaters, wo Tschechows Stück 1896 uraufgeführt wurde; und auch über hundert Jahre danach ist diese "Komödie " - ihrem Autor zufolge "beginnt sie forte und endet pianissmo" (und tragisch) - auf den Bühnen der ganzen Welt zu Hause. Die psychologische Feinzeichung der Figuren, die verborgene Dramatik, die Frage, ...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published 1997 by Reclam (first published 1895)
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Jason
Jun 04, 2013 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-kindle, reviewed, 2014
I just noticed this is my 100th review. Or perhaps it is my 98th if you only count the sober ones (unless of course you’re using the Alex method, in which case I’ve only written two reviews because it’s only the drunken ones that count), and so I shall allow myself in light of this occasion to blather away without bothering my head about any forms whatsoever. (As opposed to the usual.)

Which reminds me of a quote I came across recently…
“The conviction is gradually forcing itself upon me that goo
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Duane
Finishing The Seagull, I have now read the quartet of what's known as Chekhov's major plays.
The Seagull 1896
Uncle Vanya 1897
The Three Sisters 1901
The Cherry Orchard 1904

So I saved the first for last and I think probably the best for last as well. But they are all outstanding and I encourage anyone who hasn't read them to give them a try. They all came within a few years of the turn of the 20th century, and at that time and place they were as good as it get's. And they hold their own today, still
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Seagull, Anton Chekhov
عنوان: مرغ دریایی - نمایشنامه در چهار پرده؛ نویسنده: آنتون چخوف؛ مترجم: کامران فانی؛ تهران، اندیشه، چاپ سوم 1355؛ در 130 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، نشر قطره، 1383، در 128 ص؛ شابک: 9643412717؛ چاپ سوم 1386؛ شابک: 9789643412715؛ چاپ هفتم 1391؛ چاپ نهم 1392؛ موضوع: نمایشنامه های نویسندگان روسی قرن 19 م
عنوان: مرغ دریایی؛ نویسنده: آنتون چخوف؛ مترجم: بهروز غریب پور؛ تهران، فاریاب، 1363؛ در 96 ص؛ موضوع: نمایشنامه های نویسندگان روسی قرن 19 م
عنوان: پرنده دریایی؛ نویسنده: آنتون چخوف؛ مت
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Bruce
Mar 21, 2009 Bruce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
March 9, 2009

When I read a play, I am always aware of what a limited view I have of the work, knowing that I am seeing a mere skeleton without any flesh, a framework on which must be hung the realization of the work of art; thinking that I have truly experienced the play by just reading it is, I think, much like convincing myself that I know a Beethoven symphony simply because I have read the score. I have never seen Chekhov’s “Seagull” produced, and that is frustrating. I have read about it and
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Guest cottage at Melikhovo where Chekhov wrote The Seagull

Description: When it opened in St Petersburg in 1896, The Seagull survived only five performances after a disastrous first night. Two years later it was revived by Nemirovich-Danchenko at the newly-founded Moscow Art Theatre with Stanslasky as Trigorin and was an immediate success. Checkhov's description of the play was characteristically self-mocking: "A comedy - 3F, 6M, four acts, rural scenery (a view over a
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David Sarkies
Sep 26, 2013 David Sarkies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modernist
The Tragedy of Unrequited Love
28 September 2013

Russian literature seems to have a very bleak undertone to it, though I must admit that the only Russian authors that I have read are Dostoyevsky and Chekhov, and the only other author that I know of (and do intend to read one day) is Tolstoy. I guess when you are swamped with the plethora of English writers, then writers from other nations really have to stand out to be noticed, but then I suspect that that is also the case in England.

I am not su
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Niloo Beygi
نمایشنامه های چخوف بیشتر جزو نمایشنامه های مدرنی به حساب میان که دیگه نباید درشون دنبال رخداد خاصی گشت یا توقع تعلیق ماجرایی رو داشت. بلکه عنصر اصلی نمایشنامه های چخوف کنش متقابل انسان ها و روابطشون با همه. برای همین هم معمولا نمایشنامه هاش شخصیت های زیادی داره-البته من با این قضیه مشکل دارم و جز شخصیت های اصلی بقیه رو مدام باید رجوع کنم به فهرست اشخاص تا یادم بیاد که نقششون چیه- و ماجرا در حین گفت و گو و دیدار این افراد با هم می گذره که البته توی این نمایشنامه پرده ها معمولا فواصل زمانی زیادی ب ...more
Mel
[Cuando mi mente sea capaz de salir de ese escenario, escribo algo coherente sobre ella. Voy a disfrutar un poco más de esta post-lectura].

Dos días después, sigo dándole vueltas a si Tréplev habrá conseguido su propósito, o seguirá intentando suicidarse eternamente. Sigo dándole vueltas, también, a cómo Chéjov fue capaz de crear esta obra tan única; tan parecida a Hamlet pero, al mismo tiempo, tan diferente. Y sigo dándole vueltas, por supuesto, a la falta de voluntad, a la falta de reacción, a
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Ken Moten
I first encountered Chekhov when I read The Portable Chekhov short story collection. As amazing as those stories are, I had been waiting to introduce myself to what has made him one of the great masters of the arts: his plays. This play, like most Russian art of the 19th century is realism and the influence of Leo Tolstoy is obvious. But unlike Tolstoy, whose works always strived to impart greater ideals and truths to his audience, to preach. Chekhov is not a preacher, but a doctor and he goes a ...more
Gloria
Dec 17, 2012 Gloria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why I find Chekhov so much more accessible than Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy, but his works never fail to pull me in.

Chekhov's keen observations, his own long life of bachelorhood (until marrying at 41-- and even then, in a rather unconventional marriage) and lengthy list of love affairs must have surely contributed to his cynical, distraught characters.

The Seagull is a heart-wrenching complicated love triangle of Masha loves Constantine, Constantine loves Nina, Nina loves Trigorin (who
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FeReSHte
Feb 12, 2015 FeReSHte rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: play, russia
برخلاف انتظارم اصلن از این نمایشنامه ی چخوف لذت نبردم
نمایش مجموعه ای بود از شخصیت هایی تنها و سردرگم در زندگی که صرفنظر از سن و سالشون گویی هنوز تکلیفشون معلوم نیست یا اگر معلوم هست و به دنبال خواسته هاشون رفتند هم شکست خوردند...تنهایی و ارزوهای گم شده ی این شخصیت ها بیشتر با عشق های یکطرفه شون نمایش داده شد.همه اینجا در جمعیتی دوستانه غرق شدند ولی باز هم تنها هستند و خودشون رو درگیر عشق یکی از افراد این جمع دوستانه کردند که هرگز پاسخی براش نیست

با همه ی اینها نمایش خسته کننده ای بود که حوصله مو
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Richard
I liked this play, but it is very brooding and strange, like much of the other Russian literature I have read. I always feel as if there's something I am missing because I don't understand the language and culture, and cannot read this in the original. Maybe if I read more, it will baffle me less.

Sine
Nov 19, 2016 Sine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
şehir tiyatrolarının martı'sını izleyeceğim için tehlikeli oyunlar bitmeden araya aldım. açıkçası metin, oyunun kendisinden güzeldi. oyunu hiç izlemesem aklımda daha güzel kalırdı, oyun biraz hayalimdeki karakterleri bozmuş gibi oldu. kitabın değil oyunun değerlendirmesini yapıyormuşum gibi oluyor ama oyuna gittiğimde kitap yeni bitmiş, hala çantamdaydı; ayrı düşünmem pek mümkün değil. yine de çehov sevenlere tavsiye edebilirim, düz bir metin olmamasına rağmen kendini okutuyor.

kitap daha iyi dem
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Marquise
I can't say I quite enjoyed this play, but at least now I know first-hand what the arch-famous Chekhov's gun is truly like and will henceforth be using the metaphor less willy-nilly and more properly.

Not a half bad bit of knowledge to gain, heh!
Stephanie Davies
Chekhov described his play as “a comedy, three f., six m., four acts, rural scenery (a view over a lake); much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love,” a description which hardly does justice to one of the best additions to the literature canon. The Seagull is concerned with such compelling topics as unrequited love, failure, abandonment, and the banality and stifling mediocrity of life. There are certainly funny moments within the play-- for instance, it is difficult to point a ...more
Lily
Oct 03, 2014 Lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plays
NINA: All men and beasts, lions, eagles, and quails, horned stags, geese, spiders, silent fish that inhabit the waves, starfish from the sea, and creatures invisible to the eye—in one word, life—all, all life, completing the dreary round imposed upon it, has died out at last. A thousand years have passed since the earth last bore a living creature on her breast, and the unhappy moon now lights her lamp in vain. No longer are the cries of storks heard in the meadows, or the drone of beetles in th ...more
André
Dito de forma breve, a peça mais bonita que li até hoje. Estes malditos e prodigiosos russos, com as suas miras apontadas aos recantos mais íntimos do ser...
Annelies
Maybe I have ro read it twice, which I think I will also do. It's a play so that means lot's of dialogues. But I got lost in the personages because I didn't concentrate enough at the beginning. I think the tale was good so it's worth to do it. I will certainly also read 'uncle Vanya' and 'the cherry garden'.
Linda
The Seagull, written in 1895, received disastrous reviews initually, but when it was produced again, in 1898, it was a success. The depressed characters are doubtless easy for people to identify with. Most people in the novel are unhappy because they love people that don't really see them. The title, as suggested by the character Trigorin, himself an author, is a metaphor for freedom and the impossibility of freedom when one's love isn't returned.

The play challenges the actors as well as the aud
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Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
'গাঙচিল' নামটি দেখে মনে হচছিল সুদিং কিছু হবে। আরামদায়ক সবসতিদায়ক কিছু পড়তে ইচছে হচছিল বলেই বইটি হাতে নেয়া।

নাহ, নাটকটা পড়া মোটেও আরামদায়ক কিছু নয়। কিছু হতাশাগরসথ চরিতর, বেশিরভাগেরই বিচার বুদধি ঠিকঠাক মত কাজ করছে না। ফলশরুতিতে চরিতরগুলোর একেকজন যাকে ভালবাসে সে আবার অনয কাউকে ভালবাসে। কারোর ভালবাসার গলপ শেষ পরযনত সফল হয় না। কিছুই কখনও ঠিক থাকে না। কেউ কাউকে বোঝার চেষটা করে না। কারো কিছু ভাললাগেনা, হতাশা আর হতাশা। যা পায় তা চায় না, যা চায় তা পায় না। এর মাঝে তেমন গুরুতবপূরন নয় একটি চরিতর জীবনবোধে উজজ
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Nataša
Neverovatno je kako nikada nisam bila ljubitelj drame...a uvek joj se iznova vraćam... :) (Šekspir stripljivo čeka na mojoj "to-read" polici...)
Iako "Galeb" predstavlja prekretnicu razvoja ruske drame, jer, kako i sam pisac kaže, "odstupa od normi", lagala bih kada bih rekla da me je posebno oduševila...ali, ja i nisam kompetentna da sudim o kvalitetu nekog dela, pa, podvlačim, ocenjujem samo na osnovu svog ličnog doživljaja...krajnje subjektivno...trojka.
I da, ovaj Sorin mi je u celoj priči naj
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Abubakar Mehdi
A fine play by Chekhov. I liked it more than Ivanov for its characterization and dialogue, but the protagonist was in many ways identical to Ivanov. There is this raw and bareness about Chekhov that impresses me every time I read him. His writings are devoid of any pretense. Plain and tragic, just the way LIFE is.
Nazlıhan
Sep 26, 2016 Nazlıhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aslında aklımda 3 puan vardı ama sonu beni şaşırttı. Kitabı okurken sürekli bir şeyleri kaçırıyormuşum, sanki bana anlatılmayan olaylar varmış gibi bir hisse kapıldım.
Aliya  Gasımova
"Ama bu göl, bir martıymışım kimi çəkir məni özünə...Bir martının denizi özlediği kimi özlüyürəm burayı...Kalbim sizinlə dolu."
Haman
Oct 22, 2009 Haman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: play
اگر حتی زندگیم برایت ارزشی دارد بیا و انرا بگیر
Alise Kitija
Dec 17, 2016 Alise Kitija rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ļoti patīk Čehova lugas.
آتوسا نوید
انگار چخوف نويسنده نقاب از چهره برداشته بود و شجاعانه همه تحسين كنندگان قلم محسوركننده ش رو به دنياي پرتنش، دردألود و تحمل ناپذير آنتوان هنرمند دعوت كرده بود.
Francisco H. González
Comenzar leyendo a Chéjov (1860-1904) y hacerlo con La gaviota creo que es hacerlo a lo grande.

En apenas cien páginas Chéjov, en esta obra de teatro en cuatro actos, crea personajes inolvidables y aborda unos cuantos temas todos ellos de interés. Donde unos pecan de logorrea, otros como Chéjov se decantan por sugerir, evocar, esbozar, dejando que el lector complete, perfeccione lo leído.

En el texto, además de la simbólica gaviota del título, hay amores no correspondidos y reflexiones sobre aqu
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Scott
Jul 20, 2013 Scott rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't much care for this Chekhov play. I realize what he was trying to do in regards to having the actual action in the play occur offstage, and the dialogue -about- the action onstage, and the fact that I respect the fact that he was trying something new (for the time period) convinced me to give it 2 stars instead of 1. However, the characters were wooden almost without exception, and the ending was -far- too abrupt. Also, you just know from the first time the sea gull shows up in the play ...more
Margaret
Jan 27, 2016 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plays
This was a decisive play in Chekhov's career as a writer. After it flopped in 1896 he actually renounced the theatre as a whole. The irony is not lost on me, as much of the play is spent discussing the pros and cons of modern theatre and the ruts it falls into.
Trigorin and Nina are, in my opinion, two of the greatest characters he ever wrote, and one of the greatest opportunities an actor could have. I still hold out hope to see a production of Chekhov one day.
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841. He also taught himself to read and write. Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov's mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant.

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“MEDVIEDENKO
Why do you always wear mourning?

MASHA
I dress in black to match my life. I am unhappy.”
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