The Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Three Sisters is a naturalistic play about the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world. It describes the lives and aspirations of the Prozorov family, the three sisters (Olga, Masha, and Irina) and their brother Andrei. They are a family dissatisfied and frustrated with their present existence. The sisters are refined and cultured young women who grew up in urban Moscow; however for the past eleven years they have been living in a small provincial town. Moscow is a major symbolic element: the sisters are always dreaming of it and constantly express their desire to return. They identify Moscow with their happiness, and thus to them it represents the perfect life. However as the play develops Moscow never materializes and they all see their dreams recede further and further. Meaning never presents itself and they are forced to seek it out for themselves. (Summary by Wikipedia)

The Three Sisters Cast:

ANDREY SERGEYEVITCH PROSOROV - Joe Spy

NATALIA IVANOVA (NATASHA), his fiancée, later his wife - Availle

OLGA - Elizabeth Klett

MASHA - Arielle Lipshaw

IRINA - Elizabeth Barr

FEODOR ILITCH KULIGIN,
high school teacher, married to MASHA - mb

ALEXANDER IGNATEYEVITCH VERSHININ,
lieutenant-colonel in charge of a battery - Bruce Pirie

NICOLAI LVOVITCH TUZENBACH,
baron, lieutenant in the army - John Fricker

VASSILI VASSILEVITCH SOLENI, captain - Denny Sayers

IVAN ROMANOVITCH CHEBUTIKIN, army doctor - Algy Pug

ALEXEY PETROVITCH FEDOTIK, sub-lieutenant - Raken

VLADIMIR CARLOVITCH RODE, sub-lieutenant - Elizabeth Klett

FERAPONT, door-keeper at local council offices,
an old man - David Lawrence

ANFISA, nurse - Ana

Narrator/Stage Directions - Mary Herndon Bell

Audio edited by Arielle Lipshaw

Genre(s): Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act I Group 00:39:11
Play 02 Act II Group 00:36:18
Play 03 Act III Group 00:30:50
Play 04 Act IV Group 00:35:16