The Anniversary (by Anton Chekhov)
The Anniversary is an English translation of Zhubilei (1891 or '92) a Russian comic one-act play by Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) . It is a hilarious study of the celebrations attendant upon the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of a bank, considerably interrupted by the love-affairs of the bank manager.
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1953: An English translation was staged by the National Theatre Organisation, directed by Leonard Schach with Edna Jacobson, Robert Lang, Roma Reilly, Molly Seftel and Frank Wise. Décor by Kobus Esterhuysen.
Nicoll: World Drama, p 683.
Inskip, 1972. p.127.
Tucker, 1997. p.213.
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