The Swan Song

Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
Translated by Marian Fell (1886 - 1935)

In 'The Swan Song' an aging actor reminisces about his life and the parts he's played. The piece takes a tragic look at ambition and the sacrifices that must be made in order to succeed. Chekhov’s ability to capture and explore human nature and experience is showcased here. (Summary by Lucy Perry)

VASILI SVIETLOVIDOFF, a comedian, 68 years old - Peter Yearsley
NIKITA IVANITCH, a prompter, an old man - Phillippa
Narrated by Lucy Perry

Audio edited by Peter Yearsley

Genre(s): Plays

Language: English

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Play 01 The Swan Song Group 00:18:26