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Uncle vanya

1985
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Jane Morgan
Guitar played by Anthea Gifford
BBC Radio 3 5th September 1985
Length 01:47:54

Summary[]

Written in 1899, Uncle Vanya is set in the country house of the emininent scholar Professor Serebryakov. The Professor returns to his house with his beautiful young second wife Yelena. The house is managed by Serebryakov's daughter Sonya, and his first wife's brother, Vanya. The frustrated Uncle Vanya is immediately attracted by the elegant, bored Yelena. Yelena is more interested in the sensitive doctor Astrov, who (without his realising it) is adored by Sonya. Meanwhilethe Professor has decided to sell the estate...................................

The Cast[]

Vanya...................Robert Stephens
Astrov.................. Timothy Dalton 
Sonya................... Brenda Blethyn
Yelena.................. Cheryl Campbell
The Professor........... Michael Gough
Nurse................... Madoline Thomas
Telyegin................ David Sinclair
Madam Voynitsky......... Pauline Letts
Yefim/Labourer.......... Alan Dudley

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